Selected Jam Sessions

Filter

Include jams and edits:

This page contains selections from jam sessions recorded through the wonders of NINJAM, the intervalic real-time online jam software. Most jams take place on the servers at ninbot and Ninjamer. Both servers have robotic listeners that capture jam sessions and archive the results to The Internet Archive. Jams are also streamed live over Icecast2 (ninbot - stream URL links work; ninjamer - stream URLs need manually entering or use the M3U links). The ninbot site provides a limited facility for editing captured jams.

The ninbot site has a nice user interface for playing tracks, which is where the links go in the list below, except where I have had to edit the session locally. In this case, the files are held either at SoundCloud (not many) or at my hosting provider and, in this latter case, the link is to the raw MP3.

The little > links next to each track should let you stream the track in your favourite M3U player. Click here for a complete playlist stream of all the jams or here for one at random!

More recent sessions will appear at the top of this page - check back from time to time (or subscribe to the RSS feed...).

The original works from NINJAM and Ninbot are licensed under the Attribution, Noncommercial, Share Alike Creative Commons License v2.5.

The original works from Ninjamer are licensed under the Attribution, Noncommercial, Share Alike Creative Commons License v3.0.

My derived works hosted on ninbot (i.e. "Edits"), SoundCloud and GoDaddy are licensed under the Attribution, Noncommercial, Share Alike Creative Commons License v3.0.

A different implementation of the page is available here which needs JavaScript enabled but has an in-line HTML5 player.

Sun, 30 Apr 2017
> Second day with the new TrapKAT. ns_kit7 Rock Kit showing why it's called "Rock" :). NoName investigating guitar settings whilst cranking out the lead.
> We were joined by a couple of other jammers and then lesni4ello. In this first of two edits, I have made some rather large-scale changes to lesni4ello's part - there were some really, really good bits and some good ideas that did not quite fit -- that is the nature of jamming, after all. So I copied some of the good bits. And a tiny tweak on NoName's, too.
> In this second edit with NoName and lesni4ello, I have not made any changes to what was played (other than the usual engineering effects of noise reduction, filtering, etc). It takes until just after the three minute mark for this to settle in but from there on, it's hot - great, great sound from both NoName and lesni4ello. I really enjoyed this and look forward to meeting you two again!
> Not every free experimental jam clicks but this one did for me. Alfred had had problems earlier but seemed to have stabilised things by this point. It was also great to hear badassmetalhead really getting it, too, with Jon30b putting in a good effort.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017
> Settling in did not take long on these five jams, we drifted from one to the next. rAzzeL on keys. Me on various drum kits.
> They varied in length - from the first, short one to the final one - but these middle three were about the same.
> On the production side, there was nothing unusual - except less need for compression as there was plenty of room to hear the dynamics.
> I think this got rAzzeL laughing at one point.
> This last piece is longer and develops through a number of more distinct parts.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017
> A good loop used well can be a great inspiration. This jam was based around a loop Mag had playing -- but I have chosen to mute it for much of the mix here. Mag is also on trumpet with creative on sax, brett, dimha and Echnaton9000 take bass parts with pipaxis playing the main lead. I took the liberty of editing out my most embarrassing drumming errors -- there are plenty left in, though... I'm playing Native Instruments Abbey Road Early 60 Drums.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017
> testing was making some quite thick and mungy guitar-like noises that leant themselves to some heavy drumming. This set of four edits are all from the one jam and are pretty similar - loud and heavy.
> We were joined by Christian on bass - very low volume, so I had to amplify it a lot. Had it been louder during the jam, I think we would have made it work better.
> I have mixed the four edits separately with no attempt to keep a consistent apparent loudness of each part across the four jams. Here I have lowered Christian further in the mix to allow the higher levels for testing and me.
> The final part of the jam, here with just me and testing in the mix. This is quite a bit longer...
Sun, 05 Feb 2017
> Spacey - maybe a bit like Pink Floyd - but definitely out there somewhere. KarmakameleoN, Divil and Yanek on assorted guitars, Alfred on assorted sounds, me on NI80s Black Kit full.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017
> A jazzy bluesy retro swing feel to this one. tea on bass, DEF74 on guitar and Wilhelm on various keyboard-triggered sounds. I'm playing NI Early 60s kit here, I think. Processing-wise, most of the usual. A bit of noise reduction and level adjustment all round, plus low/high pass on bass and keys. The guitar part didn't need much, very nice tone. Plus some panning (and stereo width narrowing for Wilhelm) to get just enough separation.
> Everyone else left, so it was just tea and me. Things got a bit looser but it was fun.
> After the last piece ended, there was a shortly section trying to work out what to do next, then this. So this was what we did. After this, I changed kits and we did pretty much the same again but it didn't really add anything, so I've not done a mix.
> KeysDude on various sounds, including a sampled guitar that I initially couldn't identify - nice sound, though. I'm on trusty old ns_kit7 rock kit.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017
> Fairly heavy.
> Also fairly heavy.
> Something about this one reminds me of Genesis. Probably what ToneWheels is up to. Nice bass tone from John_ru_psina, too.
> Starts out with neodroid joining me in a heavy opening, ToneWheels coming in and adding a more open feel and taking the piece... elsewhere. I stuck to the heavy drum style to see how the combination would work.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016
> After a bit of a break, I returned to find muckl strumming some Status Quo chords, which was nice. I'd got NIAR Early 60s kit loaded, already, and it fit in with his sound okay, so I stuck with it for this track. Martin's synth sounds a bit more modern, though.
> We were joined by zygue and then phil_d for this longer track. I was fairly heavy-handed with martin's part, I'll admit... Also, unfortunately, phil_d's sound was fairly bad - I couldn't get it any better than this. Lots of fun, though!
Sat, 03 Dec 2016
> Three-piece jazz - Shawn on bass, cyberdog on piano, me on Native Instruments Abbey Road 60 Drummer Late Kit Full. Very little processing (level adjustment, hum removal) and a slight edit to tidy the ending.
Sun, 06 Nov 2016
> Twenty-seven and a half minutes of blues jamming. A tearing opening as Jon30b finally got my attention as to what was meant to be happening, then into the real stuff. adz joined a bit before the nine minute mark, initially as a second guitar then later on moving to bass. anon comes in after nearly seventeen minutes, bringing a different direction and a solid foundation with Manu_Z arriving shortly afterwards, adding windsynth. All the variety does keep the interest going. In addition to my customary cleaning up (which, in Jon30b's case may have gone too far - sorry, signal-to-noise was poor), I moved a little patch of Manu_Z to allow a nice snatch of Jon30b to be heard. That's the ninjam interval effect, neither Manu_Z nor Jon30b would have heard it the way I did...
Sun, 09 Oct 2016
> A lovely jam with a great opening. I am playing ns_kit7 Rock Kit. dikmo is on bass. For the first part of the track, Tommy1ghz is on lead. For the tail end, Jon30b comes in. KarmaKameleon supplies synths until geopercusons supplies percussion.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016
> I enjoy getting the opportunity to try new rhythms and martin's playing so often encourages me - here's yet another example.
> This is the first jam I have mixed using the help of Melda Production's MLoudnessAnalyser - at least, feeling that I have actually got a grip on what it all means. I am playing Native Instruments Studio Drummer Stadium kit, I think. Martin is on all other sounds...
> Shortly after the previous jam, we did this. As per the previous jam, there is quite a lot of bass. Here I let the drums be heard more prominently but had to compress the result... it may feel a little over-compressed in places, as the NI kit was already compressed quite hard.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016
> There should never be any concern over whether a jam feels finished -- that is what a jam is, for me: it is a way of trying out ideas and seeing how they work together. These four pieces - I joined CoCo, KeysDude and jayendra as they were already trying things out - are neat examples of that.
> Each of the four pieces has a different feel: something that does not always happen when a few players are on continually for an hour. We were experimenting - here I pushed a rhythm out to see how it would be taken up then adjusted as jayendra came in.
> We then attempted something in five... it took a while to get going and I screwed up at (what became!) the end. But it was a good jam - great to try out the more esoteric. I had gone for a 2-3 feel and jayendra had gone for a 3-2 feel. At least, I think it was that way around.
> Another beat I like to try, to break away from the usual 2+4 rock standard. CoCo was back, with benj63 having arrived between the last track and this one. Phil_D comes in towards the end.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016
> I was not on ninjam on Saturday and on Sunday I spent some time in front of my TrapKAT, checking and testing settings... until I realised I had spent an hour on it! So I was only actually online for an hour -- but what an hour. Four really fun jams out of the set, with this for starters.
> Daniel and Echnaton9000 are both playing bass on the first three edits. After martin left we were joined by jevan. This track has a slower feel than the opener - I've switched to NIAR 80s Chrome kit, it's got a big sound and I was keeping it simple.
> After the last track we took a while to get going again, eventually settling on this fairly standard up-tempo groove, ben and jevan adding some nice colour over the top. I let rip towards the end :).
> After a standard you need to move into something more progressive, so we ended with this rather jazzy feeling edit.
Sat, 09 Jul 2016
> At just over 31 minutes, this is an expansive piece of music. Themes arose, were explored and we moved on, reprising some as the mood took us. ns_kit 7 here sounding excellent with martin's keyboard sounds.
> After the marathon keyboard and drumset session, CLARKINOUS joining on bass gave us some new inspiration. Here is a three minute piece -- I had to take a break but I hope the second half of the jam brings more edits.
> This track has a great opening, really showing off the bass sound CLARKINOUS was getting alongside some cool keyboard playing from martin. I'm using Native Instruments Abbey Road 70s Tight Full kit here, I think.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016
> There is a certain metaphysical element to Ninjam - when something musical happens in a jam room, it is a kind of magic. It is hard to explain.
> This set of three jams shows how something simple - bass and drumset - can also produce something wonderful. I really enjoyed this one particularly.
> All three jams, whilst having the same sounds (I was using Native Instruments Abbey Road 80s Drummer Chrome Kit) can also provide variety. In addition to my usual filtering and levelling, I did also add very gentle reverb to PowaCord, as the Chrome Kit has some already, and then an overall additional reverb.
Tue, 17 May 2016
> Just over three minutes long, this is one of those wonderful Ninjam moments where something really wonderful happens. A great little jazz fusion number, neoanon on bass and Al on keys. I'm almost certain I'm using NIAR 70s Full kit.
Sun, 15 May 2016
> It really is a truism about experimental jams that some you win and some you lose. For me, this one was a winner - enjoyable at the time and enjoyable listening whilst I was doing the mix.
> Here is the second hour from the experimental set on Sunday with Alfred. I used lots of different drum kits on this -- just because they were there, really... But ns_kit7 sounds really nice and gets 20 minutes.
Sun, 17 Apr 2016
> One present I received for my birthday was a pair of Ahead Metallica drum sticks and this session was their first outing. I adjusted quite a lot to get this track aligned as the loop was a bit off and it confused at least me. Mag supplied the loop and main trumpet sound. Harply and Divil are on guitar, with Harply also on harp towards the end of the track. luidi contributes a brief mouth trumpet here followed by percussion. This was the best 20 minutes from the set -- mostly because my drumming was awful both before and after, not having "got it" and then "losing it". I made one major edit - dropping out the loop around 10 minutes in, which gives a nice - though brief - break, with Divil soloed.
Sat, 09 Apr 2016
> An interesting start to a Saturday morning experimental session. The hour long set is divided into three parts. This first part consists of weird noises...
> Now joined by mutant and then by Kcold, the weird noises continue. Please note that some people may find this track offensive due to the lyrics. Yes, I do actually feel I need to put this warning on.
> The final track also contains very strong lyrical content from mutant that some may find offensive. Two drummers and voice is pretty experimental as things go. I would like to know how mutant was creating the vocals...
Sun, 03 Apr 2016
> A Sunday morning jam is something unusual... and I do not just mean that I do not usually get to Sunday morning jams -- this really is something unusual! I should add that almost everyone is on synths, apart from Kcold, who is drumming on "real drums" (tm).
Sat, 19 Mar 2016
> tom_1977 on keys lends some flavour to this otherwise straight up heavy rock track. karmakameleon on lead guitar sounds with shawnf on bass.
> After karmakameleon and tom_1977 had left, shawnf and I continued some rhythm fun, starting with this blues track.
> This one was a bit tricky to kick off and, after the break in the middle, I forgot to drop certain hi-hat notes -- but it all adds to the interest. shawnf's playing all through this session was great - really good timing and feel. I do need to work on both!
Sat, 05 Mar 2016
> Sharonn on vocals and EvandroJunior on a very nice guitar here, joined by martin on synth sounds. I am playing Native Instruments Abbey Road 80s Black Kit Full, heavy metal patch with scripted fully variable hi-hat.
> ToneWheels turns up here on guitar (presumably synth, keyboard triggered) with martin returning towards the end. Sharonn has moved over onto a heavy bass line and I've switched to 70s Open Kit hard rock patch.
> We lose both Sharonn and martin and wander into something much more progressive.
> And finally with benj63 joining on vocals, we move into Jazz Funk territory. Listening to this, it's possibly the first time I am vaguely happy with my drumming on anything approaching a funk style.
Sun, 21 Feb 2016
> Full version of a jam with tea and Nacho showing how the mood developed. I am playing NIAR 70s open.
> Here we have Nacho on keys, karcass on bass and tea on guitar, along with me on Native Instruments Abbey Road 70 Drummer Open Full kit Hard Rock patch with fully variable hi-hat, I think. Some cleaning up of the stems and light compression applied. I had quite a bit of fun playing on this, as you'll hear.
Sun, 27 Dec 2015
> Here we have ns_kit7 showing its dynamics off, despite my best attempts to compress the living daylights out of it. Jazz with joozz.
> More jazz with joozz, along with pipaxis and Magnus. I think it could be ns_kit7 brush kit I'm playing.
> I guess this falls into the jazz genre but I am not sure quite where - ragtime? I did a bit of creative editing with Magnus' part, using it to adding some extra touches to the whole piece.
Sat, 05 Dec 2015
> A chilled yet over-compressed jam with pelican, who I do not thing I have jammed with before. Played bass loop by pelican as well as his lead over it - I struggled with the levels as it was all on the one track, hence trying all sorts to lift the bass a bit and pull the lead down a bit... Hopefully it just about works.
> Here is a second pretty chilled piece with pelican. Very nice guitar tone and playing style, I really enjoyed this one.
> The final edit before I went to make coffee has a different feel to it - although we could probably have done with not playing it so long...
Sun, 29 Nov 2015
> We had been jamming for a while in 5/4 but it had petered out. Doublebass asked what I would like and I said rock but I need to practice funk. So that is what we did. As you can hear, I need to practice getting funky...
Sun, 15 Nov 2015
> A slowly coalescing piece of spacey psychedelia, starting with both HammerOn and karmakameleon on guitar with HammerOn adding some vocals near the end. I am probably playing Native Instruments 70s Drummer Tight Kit Full.
Sat, 14 Nov 2015
> Some days beautiful things happen. There is still light, despite the shadows. For all three of these tracks with hooduldul and theo_h, I added a little reverb to myself (ns_kit7 was a bit dry) and hooduldul (whose piano could take it) and panned hooduldul and theo_h (guitar) to give the mix a bit more room.
> This track was a lot of fun with theo_h and hooduldul creating a wonderful sense of magic.
> Another track that collapsed into the sublime. I left the long intro on as I felt it gave more of a feel for how the track emerged.
Sun, 01 Nov 2015
> Some chilled, spacey jams... Starting with this, just karma_kameleon and me.
> jorisd was making some very nice sounds on bass - but seemed to be well off click, possibly down to local latency. Given the nature of the music, it was not too much of an issue.
> The last track from the set that remained coherent.
Sun, 25 Oct 2015
> Sometimes these experimental jams are special and this is one of those. Alfred had a guest in on percussion (whose name I forget - my apologies) and we were joined by Penzman on bass. With a range of percussion already in the room, I was pushed to be a little more original than usual, I suppose - not a bad thing!
Tue, 13 Oct 2015
> I have no idea what song benj63 is singing (it is his synth sound here, too) but along with pi on guitar and me on NI Studio Drummer Stadium Kit (for that *big* sound), this track sounds very nice.
> A tiny clip.
> A short hi-hat demo.
> This is looping as it should be - CoCo using layered recording to get a backing down and then jamming over it.
> We were joined by max on piano for this shorter number, after the earlier seventeen minute warm up, . This was very hard work for me -- it was not a drum beat I was comfortable with and to keep it going steadily whilst introducing some variation (i.e. not losing it like I usually do) was pretty rewarding. CoCo sounds great, of course and max's piano part add some extra sparkle.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015
> After the end of the Saturday morning experimental session, which I missed, notMe (on vocals) and flip (on heavily effected guitar) hung around and this rather wonderful psychedelic onslaught was the result.
Sun, 27 Sep 2015
> Great start to Sunday a afternoon set with gevi (initially on lead) and meta (on bass). A straightforward rocker, this one.
> This continues the rock theme with a bit more of a developed structure. For the last third of the track, we are joined by Beepob1024 on "additional percussion" and the mood changes, giving a nice outro.
> As meta had left, gevi took on the bass line from this track on. A very long introductory section leads to a loud and heavy outro ... a great feel to the track. Bar the occasional near train wreck...
> CoCo joined us on guitar with a wonderful sound, making this my favourite track of the set. By this point, we are sounding pretty together, too! I panned my drums and Beepob1024's percussion apart to try to give more space to the centre of the mix.
Sun, 13 Sep 2015
> The weekend was a bit chaotic. We had the kids coming over... at some point. As in, we did not get to know when till two hours before. So my usual Sunday jam session was postponed. It turned out to be a cathartic experience in some ways.
> Each of the tracks from the evening session has its merits but overall it was a little like herding cats at times.
> I think I had not heard Beebop1024 on keys before. His work throughout the first four of these five tracks is great.
> With two or three guitarists, having a good bass player along made a big difference, so it was good to have ste helping give the tracks a solid back line.
> In this final edit from the session, imispgh joins on additional drums. I tried to get the mix right but I really should have kept my levels lower. Yanek and muckl also need a mention as the two main guitarists, with whoami - absent here - adding an additional voice.
Sat, 12 Sep 2015
> Saturday morning is often when experimental jams happen. Today things went a little differently. I'd been on - no one else around - for about thirty minutes, making all kinds of noise. I had just switched over to playing to the click and mutant arrived and started - well... - emitting these sounds. I felt like a solid drum line underneath might add. So here we have it. Levels messed around with rather a lot and some minor click removal.
> I had gone off to make coffee and, when I got back, mutant had left. After a while clarkay turned up and asked what I would like to play and I deferred to his judgement. We got nothing really flying until mutant returned, now working with the click and getting a good vibe going.
> mutant left for a while before coming back for this second trio arrangement.
Sat, 05 Sep 2015
> This track and the next form my remix of an experimental session that went pretty well. You never know what a Saturday morning will bring!
> The second part of the experimental jam set.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015
> This is pretty much the whole of the first of two hours of jamming with Alfred. With experimental jams, you have to plan not to plan for anything.
> The second hour - a little shorter - follows much the same vibe but with Mediator joining on guitar toward the end.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015
> This is the first from a series of edits from a two hour jam with pheeeww and, later, anon.
> The style wanders somewhat between pieces.
> But there is a nagging need for something more in the mix.
> A guitar player appears, as if by magic, in the form of anon.
> The final edit closes with a decent build up.
Tue, 18 Aug 2015
> Some drum-n-drum jamming. I am using Native Instruments Abbey Road 70s Drummer Open kit. max was also triggering samples.
> The first of three rather interesting tracks. One of the factors that makes NINJAM an interesting concept is the interval offset between players. I hear karmakameleon playing in sync - more or less - with the click, with a phrase starting on "one" of each interval. But when I start playing on that same "one", karmakameleon does not hear me at the same time - there is transmission delay and onto this is added sufficient further delay to bring my "one" back into line with the length of the current interval being heard. Similar padding was added to what I heard from karmakameleon. So there are two - likely different - lots of padding with two players. With more than two it gets even more interesting, of course. Cycling with dynamic expression as in this piece can thus have a very different feel for each participant - and that includes any bot recorders.
> More in the same vein but, part way through, joined by anon on bass.
> The final edit from the set has a different feel.
Sun, 09 Aug 2015
> A chilled and loungy jazz vibe here, keeping on the mark despite having five people in the jam. Some great playing by everyone, too. I played around with the ending a little (allowing for the interval delay). Apologies to Magnus for the amount of noise removal on his part - the ninjam click was coming through very clearly, though, without it.
Sat, 08 Aug 2015
> Fear Of Dentists would be a good title for this piece. If you suffer it, you might want to avoid this one.
> Given the previous track, this one could be Toothache. It has the numb, pulsing quality with occasional jarring moments breaking through.
> There is less of a thematic coherence between this part of the hour long session and the previous two edits - clearly a state of transition between what has been and what is yet to come.
> I remain unclear whether Coltrane could actually hear anyone else or was aware what was happening when they joined. Whoever it was joined, played - neither to the group nor to the click or interval, as far as I could tell - and left. Not a problem -- it is, after all an experimental jam on a public server. But it left me curious. It sits okay in the mix, too.
> flip definitely understood the scene. Somewhat lost in the mix in the previous edit - there was a lot going on - I put this out as a separate track specially.
> Barely good enough for release - my playing is lousy - this is saved by stormyfriday.
Sat, 25 Jul 2015
> Somehow cyberdog can coax dripping and depraved sounds from the prim mustiness of a Hammond B3 organ, here supported by me on Native Instruments Abbey Road 50s Drummer Autumn Kit (if I remember correctly). It was all over in about 10 minutes... but it was so good.
> Both cyberdog and I felt a need to change after the previous number. I switched to NI AR 70s Drummer Open Kit, a perennial favourite. cyberdog plucked various switches in keyboard along way. This might not be as intense and fulfilling as the previous track but is, again, well worth it.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015
> I have to first thank Magnus for letting me take over the drumming. He's a great drummer, as well as a wonderful trumpeter, as we hear on this jam. Adi's on lead, Echanton9000 on bass and Beebop1024 on djambe (I think).
> With the second half of the jam the mood gets even more chilled, if that is possible! Manu_Z also joins in and I mixed the long outro to give his part its space, with just Beebop1024's accompaniment.
> Another sonic exploration. I upgraded Audacity before starting editing the two hours from Sunday and the new frequency filtering tools came in handy here, giving a bit more space in places and cleaning a few bits up.
Sun, 14 Jun 2015
> I had planned to release not just this one day's jams but attempt to catch up a little with my back log. Fail... Here's the first of three edits.
> The second edit sees keys replaced.
> Finally, another change in personnel.
Sun, 07 Jun 2015
> A sonic exploration that cannot be described in words. So that is all I will say about it!
Sat, 06 Jun 2015
> A really enjoyable experimental jam with with regulars unfretted and Don bear_scalpel, plus two irregulars, pipaxis and Qwer.
> Saturday was a really good day, all in all. This is the first of two jams from the hour after the experimental session had ended. Doublebass on looped bass and keys with Ozrael on guitar for the first half and then Magnus on trumpet for the second half.
> This later jam is from after Doublebass had also left. Magnus now has a loop backing as he joins with his trumpet playing, to which I'd been improvising for a while.
Sat, 02 May 2015
> Another track produced in "overtime", as it were - after I was intending to have left. It takes a little while to come together but it's pretty good. (Everyone's timing could be a lot better; my excuse is the bpm was too slow...)
Sun, 05 Apr 2015
> Some fun rock with Olivier. Pretty straightforward stuff that speaks for itself, as it should be :).
> This second piece is a touch more complex... I switched to NI Studio Drummer Stadium Kit (I was after a BIG sound) and we switched to a more bluesy rock. But that's as "complex" as it gets!
> Sunday afternoon experimental jam, first 45 minutes. Some quite interesting parts with an oriental feel.
Sun, 08 Mar 2015
> My participation in the experimental set last Sunday was shortened by a Jamulus jam with marcello from Italy. I joined the usual team feeling pretty good, and I think the session worked out well - so all of it gets uploaded! This is the first part, of two.
> Here is the second part of the experimental session - not as long as some, as Alfred and Don bear_scalpel both had to go... at which point I turned the click back on.
> Back on firmer ground, here is the first of a pair of rhythm section studies. Lovely bass sound from mbazz.
> Another short piece with just drum kit and bass.
> I do no know what style this ends up being but it sounds... downright dirty... DirtyDeeds on keys/looped stuff, mbazz continuing on bass, Audialite on dirty guitar and J_Kritz on additional guitar.
Sun, 01 Mar 2015
> Smooth jazz with Doublebass (on keys), AD_Bass (on bass) and I (on one of the Native Instruments Abbey Road kits), joined here all too briefly by tilt (a bit muffled in places, despite my best efforts), on lead guitar.
Sun, 22 Feb 2015
> A Sunday afternoon rhythm section workout. Could do with a lead guitar, maybe.
> More from Sunday's rhythm session... Could do really with a lead guitar...
> Finally... I was actually meant to have left before Jalmari arrived but had been enjoying jamming with mao172229 so much I had not noticed the time. There are some rough bits and some really nice bits in this jam but it was well worth it. I hope the pair carried on after I left.
Sun, 08 Feb 2015
> After the usual experimental session on Sunday, I had enough time left to drop in on bringkeys (split keyboard synth bass and lead sounds) and Grizz (guitar) for some light jazz. Yum!
> A three-course set of edits from an experimental Sunday afternoon starts with this light entré featuring unfretted and me.
> This edit forms the starter, featuring tilt on guitar along with the regular crew.
> After this heavy main course of an edit, I am not sure if there will be any appetite for dessert. It is a good example of keeping the experimental jams fresh.
Sun, 18 Jan 2015
> Here is the first of three synth-heavy, 70s space rock sounding tracks with martin and Transistor. I added some extra reverb (MuTools' MuX Church Reverb factory patch) to martin to get a better feel, as his synth sound was a bit dry on this track.
> A different sound overall here and probably the spaciest of the three tracks.
> Finally a much heavier track... although it faltered towards the end. All in all, a good fun session.
Sun, 04 Jan 2015
> Still recovering from a nastybug, I decided a short session would probably be for the best. It turned out to be a very interesting one.
Thu, 01 Jan 2015
> Andrey on bass and s_ailarov on lead guitar here, celebrating the New Year with some blues.
> After the blues mood passed, I joined Alfred, Don bear_scalpel and, all too briefly, umo for an experimental session - umo also on drums, triggered from an AlternateMode DrumKAT.
Fri, 26 Dec 2014
> A rocking Boxing Day session with ced starts with this bluesy number.
> The rock was a bit harder here - get some good head-banging in toward the end of the track.
> Still hard, this is a short, more punk-ish track.
> Following on from the rock-out earlier, this is a little more laid back with an ethnic feel, with Grizz on guitar now.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014
> This is the second part of the session after I had mostly got my shiny new toys working. Black Friday properly invaded the UK for the first time this year, after a tentative incursion last year. I succumbed to some great deals from a certain well known provider of samples... I now have sated my needs for Abbey Road drum kits. Until there's another.
> After a disappointing but helpful Saturday morning session, Sunday was far more fun. Saturday had been the first outing with my attempted set up of my newly purchased goodies, so I had "a few" teething problems - and spent most of two hours getting set up rather than jamming. It was worth it for Sunday. Here, KarlPopper is making great use of some ethnic percussive sounds - I'm trying not to be overwhelming but I'm a bit exuberant... - along with Alfred, pajter, unfretted and pajam (formerly "pa", no relation of pajter).
Sat, 13 Dec 2014
> This is me being a bit loud, along with unfretted and don bear_scalpel.
Sun, 09 Nov 2014
> After a short warm up with just tea and me, Jp joined us and we started getting some great sounds going.
> And this is the second edit with tea, Jp and me.
> With the third edit, NoSleep - on bass - and pipaxis - additional guitar - arrived. I had to edit the timing of the opening few base of my drumming... I was so badly off the beat it would have spoilt NoSleep's bass work...
> And here is the last of the jam that made it out of the editing session.
Sat, 08 Nov 2014
> Here is a Saturday morning experimental jam, chopped up into more digestible chunks.
> A slight change in direction prompted a track break.
> These first three tracks provide a gentle introduction - things start to get a bit more involved...
> Now we get into the heavier stuff at 13-plus minutes.
> EnRodage joins Alfred, Don/Bear Scalpel and me for this 14 minute track.
> With this last track before I took a break, remy and fedematico joined -- remy on piano and fedematico on acoustic ... well ... sounds, I guess you would have to say.
Sun, 19 Oct 2014
> Two lead guitars, bass and drums -- doing some heavy rocking, as you might expect. No clean up preprocessing, just levels and pan position when mixing and compression for mastering.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014
> A Tuesday afternoon with tea and, later joined by others, started with this fun 150bpm jazz outing featuring Analogue Drums Jazz Series "Smoker" kit.
> EnRodage joined during this second piece. One of the things about NINJAM is you will find musicians of all abilities but having one thing in common - the desire to make music together.
> The edit point between the second and this third track is where I switched from Smoker to my other jazz standard kit, ns_kit7 Rock Kit with brushes. (I prefer it over the ns_kit7 jazz set up but I have swapped over the kick.) The two tracks pretty much flowed together at the time.
> The mood changes with this fourth piece. As noted, we had started at 150bpm. After a while tea suggested a switch to 75bpm - but I switched from eighth notes to sixteenth notes, hence making little difference to the feel. On this track, though, the "half-time" feel is clear.
> Back to Smoker for another short piece.
> I think this is one of the Native Instruments Abbey Road kits, Late 60s most likely.
> And another kit change, here to that wonderful freebie DrumMic'A.
> A short bit of fun (and another kit change - one of the NI AR Modern kits?) - brought to an early end by me getting lost with the echo from EnRodage. We didn't manage to get it together like this after sorting that out, unfortunately.
> And here I am back to my stock favourite kit, ns_kit7 Rock Kit. Dima joins in for this longer jam, with tea taking a comping approach.
Sat, 06 Sep 2014
> After a slight run-in over sync-ing issues, Audialite gave me a second chance and we got a couple of decent jams down. Here's the first.
> I was trying out a new Analogue Drums kit on the previous track and this one, "Smoker" from their new Jazz Series. It's pretty versatile and sounds really nice.
Sat, 09 Aug 2014
> Edit 1 from a two hour jam on Saturday.
> Edit 2 from a two hour jam on Saturday.
> Edit 3 from a two hour jam on Saturday.
> Edit 4 from a two hour jam on Saturday.
> Edit 5 from a two hour jam on Saturday.
> Edit 6 from a two hour jam on Saturday.
> Edit 7 from a two hour jam on Saturday.
> Edit 8 from a two hour jam on Saturday.
> Edit 9 from a two hour jam on Saturday. Sometimes you have to let the music speak for itself.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014
> Here is the first in a very interesting series of experimental jams with unfretted and long time ninjammer but rare collaborator don_bearscalpel. I have segmented the session based on where I felt there were natural changes.
> The second instalment is tonally similar to the first although the I think my drumming approach changed somewhat, hence the break.
> The third part was the last in which don made an audible contribution, although he remained listening and commenting. Here, he switches from synth sweeps to vocalisations.
> unfretted and I continue here without don but in a similar vein.
> Things change in this segment, though the overall sound remains similar. Lovely drum swell in here.
> In this final segment I changed over to the brush version of ns_kit7 (previous segments were the stick version) and the effects change is a little different. The opening features unfretted playing a fan.
> Just over fifty minutes form this experimental jam - the second hour from Sunday with unfretted and don_bearscalpel. Unlike the first hour, the jam here flows more coherently - more of a single opus with movements than separate tracks. Thus I felt it benefited from being presented as a single piece. I get into these sessions quite heavily - concentrating hard to feel what works and it does take time to gel. The opening is a little shaky but it soon settles down.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014
> Whilst not musically from perfect, this jam is very listenable. In addition to my usual cleaning up tasks, I added a little extra stereo separation between martin (keys) and Hooserdaddy (bass) as both had very rich sounds and otherwise muddied each other.
> Here we find martin on droning keys and me playing NIAR Modern Drummer White. It worked surprisingly well.
> Not too much changes with this track, although we both try a few more variations.
> dom joins on guitar. The signal-to-noise ratio was very poor, unfortunately - I have cleaned it up a lot but that has left some artefacts in the sound. Anyway, it moves things along nicely.
> With keybpix joining, another new texture is introduced, initially fitting into the existing feel more or less.
> Finally, we follow keybpix into a different feel, drifting off...
Sat, 05 Jul 2014
> There are times on ninjam when less is more - I've probably mentioned it before - and here's another example. keybpix on synth sounds, me on Analogue Drums Kingpin - my SFZ mapping (with slightly over-loud hi-hat pedal - consider it a feature...).
> A second edit from the set with just keybpix and myself. This one has even more structure -- very nice.
> This set evolved from what I would admit is rather like "on hold" music for some ...cool... company through hard post-bop to some serious risk-taking with ninjam. This, though, is the first edit... Please hold, your call is important to us.
> The second edit is that hard post-bop I mentioned - although, even this evolves through a few stages. I am still trying to work out if I recognise what keybpix was playing from somewhere but I'm going to give it the benefit of the doubt for now.
Sun, 22 Jun 2014
> I guess it is the very essence of experimental sessions to differ from each other and this one is no exception. This piece has less going on than some sessions. I'm on ns_kit7; unfretted is making a noise; martin starts on something synthy before moving to more exotic noises; karma_kameleon is on a nice synth flute; and, nearer the end, Jp comes in on acoustic guitar - surprisingly very in keeping with the overall sound. About 34 minutes and came to a natural pause more or less where I've trimmed it.
> The second piece from the experimental set is shorter, more or less a natural break. Karma was off elsewhere at the time, so there is also a different feel here.
> After having been in the room for a fair part of the set, khz joined in for this third edit, adding some vocal (?) wooshing noises. I found getting good presence for everyone in this mix difficult - hopefully it gets a fair impression across.
> Rough mixes for these ones, I'm afraid. This first edit is, more or less, a continuation of the first hour.
> This hour fell into some surprisingly short (for experimental) jam segments. Personnel varied very slightly, although the majority had those present here: unfretted, karma_kameleon, khz, Jp and myself. Sounds changed...
> For this third segment, we were joined by Phil_D.
> And now back to the earlier line up.
> unfretted left, with karma_kameleon and Jp both putting in their last appearances here.
> Unsurprisingly, with just khz and myself left, the jam changed nature significantly. I mentioned Hawkwind.
> The last segment was similar to the previous one.
Sat, 14 Jun 2014
> tea time with Klaus - no, not a posh Christmas do but a jam session with two excellent guitarist who know how to play together well.
> Another excursion lead by tea with Klaus joining in.
> Over onto ns_kit7 rock brush kit here and, if I may say, some nice playing on the drums. Some bad, too... Very nice sound from tea, as ever again, with Klaus joining and adding something extra.
> Switching back to the sticks kit, this is the same tune taken around a few new corners. Why waste a good one?
> Unfortunately Klaus left after the fourth edit. Here it is just tea and me, with my having switched to what I think must be one of the Analogue Drums Tape Series Two kits in Sforzando - sounding very different from the official Kontakt version.
Sun, 08 Jun 2014
> So Sunday arrives and it is time to get the brain really working. I set the beats per minute to 203 and the beats per interval to 23. Well, we were not going to be using them, so it seemed a nice gesture. Yes, then turned off the metronome. Experimental territory - where anything can happen.
> The usual ranks of unfretted, Alfred and myself were joined this week by some old and new faces. karma_kameleon (on the first hour), one_of_us (on both sets), qulf, rikface and lordy (all three on this second set) all played their part in the disorganised chaos. This is, of course, avant garde high art - beyond the barriers of mere music.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014
> Here is a short - well, as jams go, 5m32 is short - edit from a longer jam with qulf on bass and rash on lead. I really enjoyed this - bassists like qulf are why I am addicted to ninjam! Of course, rash does not let the team down with some really slick playing.
> Here is a short - once more, in jam terms - exercise in rhythmic coordination with ste sounding very nice on bass. Good practice for what was to come next.
> Another of those gems you sometimes get on ninjam. I put my headphones on to check the mix and just listened to the whole thing, grooving away - nearly dancing! (Hey, I do not dance...) Very funky bass rhythm and pretty inspired lead interjections from mik_eee giving the extra sparkle. A good Saturday morning, all told!
Sun, 18 May 2014
> This is probably the harshest remix I have done. Alfred runs a number of sounds into a single stereo pair for his ninjam feed, which he has premixed locally. Unfortunately, here, his percussive loop level was as high as his lead sound - and had little in the way of dynamics, so his lead was lost at times. I have previously used the noise removal tool in Audacity to do just that - remove background noise and hum from channels, giving a better sound. Here, I used it to severely downplay the looped sound - I think it worked out okay-ish. In Reaper, I panned unfretted left a bit and Alfred right a bit to provide some separation. After that, the session was rendered from Reaper and mastered in Audacity (ends trimmed to silence, gentle compression, level brought up to a little under 0dB). In addition to unfretted and Alfred, it was good to have Moresi here - albeit all too briefly.
Sun, 11 May 2014
> Edit one from this session is okay... There was a section after this that got dropped - I switched kits and it was just wrong... But really this is here as an introduction to the next track.
> This is special. Doublebass (on keys), ste (on bass) and I (back on ns_kit7, I think) were joined by anon on lead guitar. Just listen... And then gone, unfortunately. We carry on, though, through to an uncoordinated ending.
Sun, 04 May 2014
> First of two drum and guitar tracks. So that's me on drums and... Guitar on guitar. Right. :) Don't worry too much about timing when listening to this one...
> This second one is tighter on timing. We continued afterwards with some Led Zepp workouts - a fun session.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014
> Easter Monday and full of chocolate, what could be better than an experimental jam? The session actually broke up into coherent tracks - although they run together, there was sufficient difference in mood to decree them distinct.
> The first two tracks of the five are fairly similar - the distinct change being me adding my effects stack to ns_kit7.
> For the third track, unfretted changes his set up to bring in some twanging and effect sounds. Towards the end I switch over to a dry kit.
> The screeches feature more prominently again at the start of the fourth track but only for the opening. It is with this track things get deeper: the opening is followed by the start of a more chilled or mystic atmosphere. Further, not only does unfretted gets three different sound sets going in places but we are joined by karma_kameleon on synth in the latter half of the track.
> The finale for the set was this - the mystic mood at its height and the track that actually had a start and end of its own.
Sun, 20 Apr 2014
> Part one of a relatively short experimental jam. I have taken the opportunity to practice splitting continuous tracks into parts here once more (the Easter Monday jam was edited before this). Again, there is a mood change at the point of the track break.
> Continuing from where part one left off (with a little overlap allowing a less brutal start), there is - to my mind - quite a difference in feel here. I felt there was a possible third part but have left it un-split as it was only a couple of minutes long and needed the context of the longer pieces, really - it's more of a coda.
> For comparison purposes (and maybe for the purists?) here is the full 18 minutes-ish from the start when I arrived to the end of the piece. I have left the opening fairly brutal - the jam was ongoing when I got there.
Sat, 12 Apr 2014
> A small and not flawless gem from a long jam session, this has some very nice moments (for me, at least). Native Instruments Abbey Road Late 60s Full Kit getting an outing -- and sounding really nice, to my ears, here. I wish I knew the name of this piece - it seems fairly well known.
Sun, 06 Apr 2014
> Over one hour of chilled music from a plethora of players. Meditative and entrancing yet never dull. Put it on in the background to relax to.
Sat, 05 Apr 2014
> The result of a fair bit of noodling around, this short (4 minutes is pretty short, honest) jam sounds pretty nice. I'm on DrumMic'A here.
Sun, 30 Mar 2014
> Well, this was fun! A Sunday afternoon experimental jam that goes in a very different direction. unfretted here playing guitar with an ethereal feel with the rest of us doing our best not to ruin things. I nearly forgot to say - I'm playing Analogue Drums Plastique kit with my Sforzando mappings - I think for their first "published" jam.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014
> This took quite a bit of work to get it into the form here but, I hope, it was worth it. The BPI phrase length was four bars but clearly the phrase being played was not... so getting things to sound coherent was a trick in itself. Then there was getting the levels right - shawnf was clipping badly, so that needed repairing, too. There were a couple of places both oldfinger and martin paused, which I filled by shifting things along the timeline. There is still room for improvement in the mix, though. I'm playing DrumMic'A here and, dry as it is, it seems to have more roominess than the other parts, so I guess I should have added a bit of reverb send and then just a touch across the mix to pull it "into the same space".
Sun, 23 Mar 2014
> An experimental session which I was not sure I would be able to edit... The parts from martin and dmgk were originally much earlier in the jam. I moved them to after Alfred had turned down his backing loop (which I actually did not notice during the jam!) and they fit in really well - I really like dmgk's sound here. Other than that major edit, this mix is mostly just noise removal, high/low-pass filtering (which I seem to do all the time now...) and adjusting levels.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014
> Saturday morning, experimental jam... oh, just missed Albert and unfretted, sadly. Nothing in my first hour really came together for long but the second hour was made special by a Japanese bassist called beginner, here joined for part of the track by dmgk.
> Malici had been lurking for quite a while. After dmgk left, beginner and I carried on, with DirtyDeeds joining on vocals and then Malici getting fully into the jam on piano.
> The final edit from my second hour sees _RUS_Carcade - who may have been two people - joining in on guitars.
Sun, 16 Mar 2014
> Very nearly an hour - the first of two - of an experimental session, terminated by Reaper crashing on me. Levels have been adjusted (quite a bit), and noise removal, low pass and high pass filters applied pretty much across the board. This was a very enjoyable hour... FLAC version (500MB) is available: http://www.drealm.info/ninjam/20140316-1503-edit01-pljones-khz-unfretted-Alfred-don_b.flac
> The second hour (rather, 45-ish minutes) has a quite different flavour with Okto having brought a backing loop along whilst I'd been getting Reaper working again. Once more, to get the best, try the FLAC: http://www.drealm.info/ninjam/20140316-1617-pljones-Alfred-khz-don_b-Okto-HV.flac (380MB)
Sun, 23 Feb 2014
> It was a special treat to find both unfretted and Alfred on ninjam on a Sunday afternoon. Naturally, the result has to be saved - it is not quite as ... out there ... as the sessions from last week, maybe but it is still worth the 26 minutes.
> Here, just for fun, is naturaldrumkit (ns_kit7 as was) Rock Kit with Brushes, snares off and a swapped out kick - plus quite a lot of MuVerb large room. Also available in high definition FLAC: http://www.drealm.info/ninjam/20140223-1609-edit01-pljones.flac
> Despite the rather crackly sound, this was a fun jam and I really like Thomas's sound. Very hard work for me, though, I must admit.
Sat, 15 Feb 2014
> Saturday morning (for me) experimental jam. The end sounds nicely coordinated -- and I mentally marked it as we were playing as a great cut point -- but the session trailed on a little longer. Hooserdaddy and unfretted had just left and martin left very shortly afterwards. Alfred had been having severe connection problems, sadly, so he's only on this track intermittently. Anon hung around for a while but left before Alfred managed to get back. There may be material for some more edits but this was essential.
> After Hooserdaddy and unfretted left, martin stayed for a few minutes more and, along with anon and me, this is the result. It's got a wonderful space-psych sound, a bit like early Hawkwind.
> This is another long track from the experimental jam session. Alfred finally got back and had much more luck with his connection. The opening movement here consists of me drumming over a percussion rhythm from Alfred. The mid section follows with Alfred's part evolve and me following. The final section is where Manu_Z joins in with a three note bass loop and some freeform sax.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014
> New New Wave... it's the new thing. martin on keys and PowaCord on guitar. Stumbles and fumbles included, proving we are not sequenced!
> After the previous track did its best to finish, we carried on some more and this piece coalesced. The end was untidy, so it gets a fade.
> Finally, the aftermath. Clearly, even the new wave becomes passé,
Sun, 26 Jan 2014
> A short and mellow track, zzzzzip on keys.
> A second edit from the session with zzzzzip, this time a little longer and with slightly more oomph.
Sat, 04 Jan 2014
> In addition to my usual tasks - normalising the track levels and then getting the mix sounding about right - here I took the liberty of moving a couple of bits around. cyberdog's initial entry on keys comes from a part he played after the song was over. I have split it in two, helping to span the gap where KRAMER isn't playing. Which might have been a mistake - it does partly cover up some of shawnf's bass that would otherwise have been more easily heard. I also moved KRAMER's middle part a bit later, also trying to bridge the gap until benjamin starts to sing. Drums here are Sennheiser/Neumann.Berlin DrumMic'a! which has a very modern, tight sound.
> This jam is a more representative example of how things come together and fall apart. benjamin and I had been trying to get something going but not quite managed it. shawnf got a bass line together. After a few intervals we managed to run through this... until fade...
Thu, 26 Dec 2013
> You can blame jeanpierrefranco for this. He asked if I could play some 7/4 a few weeks back. Now, I really do not spend enough time practising as I should - basically, only time on ninjam when no one else is around. So I have had a bit of time to get some 7/4 (28bpi) training in. This jam happened when tea turned up and agreed to have a go, too. Not saying either of us is any good... viteg and thomas joined in later on with this edit being the first of maybe two from the set.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013
> Chilled, Floyd-ish jam with radar on looped and lead guitar. Drums by NI Late 60s Full Drummer, I think, fitting in here pretty well.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013
> I joined a session with Manu_Z playing a percussion loop backing his sax sounds, with KeysDude on keys and haros on bass. I don't think haros was having the best of days overall, as he took exception to having two lots of percussion to deal with. Later on, after Manu_Z had left, Grizzzly joined. I think this is the first time he's played in a jam I'm in - what a great sound. Both this edit and edit02 below did need some work - low and hipass filters on Grizzzly, hipass on KeysDude, lowpass on haros. I also added quite a bit of reverb to my drums as they were way too dry for the overall sound.
> This edit took a lot more effort - it only just kept going at one point and I had to cut out several silent intervals and stick things back together. haros was also having even more problems, with crackles coming through. Fortunately the lowpass filter keeps these out of the mix. Both this and the previous edit have a very relaxed - hypnotic, even - feel, despite me not feeling relaxed whilst playing!
> Rock. (Does it need more explanation?)
> Another simple drum and guitar track. I'm pretty sure this is DrumMic'A.
Sun, 10 Nov 2013
> With this jam and the following one, I have left a lot of the "sorting out" at the start which I often remove, just to show what happens. This is a nice duet between tea and stefanha on electro-acoustic and electric guitars respectively, with me accompanying (on one of the Analogue Drums Tape Series 2 kits, I think).
> I had been drumming by myself for a while when tea, cyberdog (keys), theo_h (electric guitar) and DirtyDeeds (occasional guitar) turned up for this. It stumbles but it was an interesting idea -- and gets away from the easy rhythms that are so common, so that alone makes it worth posting!
> This is a real joy to listen to. tea on electro-acoustic and then, later on electric, TaNya on flute (two of my favourite ninjam artists, for a start), NoSleep on bass and stefanha on guitar, and I use two or three different drum kits, too! We're off somewhere in the cloudlands of jazz here for over 13 minutes.
> After TaNya left, the rest of us muddled on and managed to get this fall together.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013
> Ahh, another track with a more interesting beat. theo_h on lead and bandcentral on bass giving this mellow number a great feel.
> Another guitar and drum duet -- this time, though, in a rather different vein to the session with tea the day before. Just a bit of fun, really.
> Four guitarists and a drummer... Fortunately, two rhythm guitars and two lead guitars. I adjusted the mix to get better separation, which improved things a bit.
Sat, 02 Nov 2013
> For the first of three edits from a long jam with tea, this is a pretty good start.
> I could have spent longer working on this edit, maybe, but it's not too bad. There's a third edit I have yet to complete as it really does need more work to get just the right bit and adjust the mix a little.
> The fourth of three, so to speak, this is the best in my view. Mostly because I'm playing something a little bit more interesting...
> So, this is the third segment of the jam. I'm playing ns_kit7 Rock Kit "brushes"... which is why it took more editing. The change of sound meant it took a while to settle into any kind of groove. This track shows that, even though I have topped and tailed it - there are distinct sections. I happily admit my "brush" style is not yet particularly convincing. I'm playing with sticks, of course, just triggering sampled brush playing, so I have to think myself into a brush playing style with which I'm not very familiar as well as trying to overcome the temptation just to play "normally". Despite this, tea sounds great, as ever!
Sun, 20 Oct 2013
> Despite all the major and minor errors in this, it was great fun. Again, the beat breaks away from the standard fare introducing some more exotic flavour. Doublebass on various parts (including looped electric piano for a while), viteg on lead guitar and, in the latter half, yoyobass on bass.
Sat, 19 Oct 2013
> bass_ and I had been noodling around for a while when KarlPopper turned up. Within two 48bpi intervals we'd got into this jam that really takes you back to the mood of a Grateful Dead gig. Though with fewer people playing. Hardly any processing added to get the mix right here -- the very last section of bass_'s part needed dropping about 6dB to keep it sitting well but otherwise the faders were flat. Audacity used to trim fade and then add 0.5dB before converting to MP3.
Tue, 15 Oct 2013
> An unofficial experimental jam session on a day I was on annual leave -- not to be missed! Even so, I only caught the tail end of things. By the point of this edit, most people had left with tbfx leaving early on, too. Out in the ninbot lounge, Ezee was listening in, though, which was good enough reason to carry on. At about 11m42 into this, I bruised my finger -- I had been playing my TrapKAT "finger tip" style and started getting a little too brutal, switching to knuckles just too late to save it!
> An unofficial experimental jam session on a day I was on annual leave -- not to be missed! Oh, wait... didn't I just say that? I first edited this on the day of the jam. This is now over a month later and can be considered "the director's cut" -- all the missing bits restored. You get an extra two minutes and fifty seconds but, more importantly, you also get to hear unfretted's collection of tin cans being crushed (or whatever he was doing!), along with the other contributions I trimmed off the "edit01" version. The drum kit here is my faithful ns_kit7 but mangled with a couple of MuTools' MuX effects (Multi-band crunch and Dolphinarium reverb).
Sat, 05 Oct 2013
> Slight oops in my set up here, resulting in mono rather than stereo recording but that does not really matter. Manu_Z on weird sounds, Okto on other keys. ns_kit7 through Camel Crusher and MuX MuVerb Dolphinarium reverb.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013
> I guess I owe ibanez a bit of an apology. I was trying out a drum kit and channel hopped a couple of times to get away. Fortunately they persisted - lovely guitar tone, nothing too overpowering. I've taken the massive liberty of pumping a big reverb onto it, though - I added a bit, then more... and kept going until it end up like this!
> This is a short track using DrumKit'A from Sennheiser.
> Pretty much any jam with tea is special in some way. Here, I arrived to find Jp also playing some pretty out there stuff. At the time, ns_kit7 might have sounded a bit too dry but here I've pumped it through MuTools' MuX's Grand Hall reverb to get a bit more or spacey sound - more suited to the overall vibe. I like the jam but I do wish I could play better - still too many slip ups.
Mon, 26 Aug 2013
> ADVERT: Sennheiser DrumKit'A. Well, it's free but sounds pretty good. (Shame about the script bugs.) Yes, I do screw up a little... On keys, KeysDude - covering both lead and bass - getting the funky side going.
> With some funky stuff under my belt, I reverted to ns_kit7 for this next jam. KeysDude kept the chilled feel going nicely.
> Mellow and soulful keys from KeysDude with me trying hard to get chilled and follow.
Sun, 25 Aug 2013
> Doublebass was here playing keys when I arrived. The sounds called for ns_kit7 Rock Kit with brushes (and the smaller bass drum I prefer). Maybe not the greatest jam in the world but the brush kit doesn't get a look in very often, so here it is!
> DaMNeD joined Doublebass and me with some guitar work and sounds for this track - I guess it's funk fusion?
Sun, 18 Aug 2013
> Phil and me just hammering something out. Fades in and out because coherence (such as it is) was passing...
Tue, 06 Aug 2013
> Somehow the genre here eludes me but it's pretty cool and with it stuff!
Sun, 28 Jul 2013
> A great guitar sound from HammerOn here opens a track that starts with a half time feel. As ever, I got bored and decided to drop back into the meter with Arn_nonA following neatly on bass (after the necessary ninjam interval passes). After continuing in half time to give an interesting feel, HammerOn joins in and the track steams along. A couple of atmospheric additions from DirtyDeeds open and close events.
> Well this is a little different - some very dreamy sounds (apart from me - but I'm trying...).
Sun, 07 Jul 2013
> It took some time to get this hanging together - Rockfor was essential. Although, this could have been one of the jams where someone said "Hey, are you just listening?" - because I'd left xmit off. Don't leave xmit off.
Sun, 02 Jun 2013
> There are several things I like about this jam, despite the audio quality not being fantastic. First, it helped me get the Analogue Drums kit I was playing mixed better (that is, correcting all the problems I hear here). Second is the way it builds up - jayendra in first, then Doublebass joining and finally Kaotic. I even like the noisy quality of Kaotic's sound - it sits well with the tape sound of the drums. Another thing I enjoyed was trying some different rhythms, although I need to continue improving in this area...
Sun, 26 May 2013
> Two hours of jamming with tea and a bunch of other people ended with this session. I'm pushing my timing pretty hard here (failing a lot) and, toward the end, I decided I could not just let it go -- I have adjusted my part to get the cymbals landing where the should... It was a good, fun jam, though, despite sounding somewhat chaotic.
Sun, 12 May 2013
> Visitor on bass and cyberdog on keys, plus some quite forceful drumming. Visitor left about half way through but I repeated their part for the second half.
> phil_d on guitar (I think), joins cyberdog on keys and me on drums in this rendition of a certain chiropteric theme.
> Jp and Shinro join cyberdog, phil_d and me for a longer and more atmospheric jam. Jp provides a counterpoint to cyberdog's keys during the opening, phil_d on I'm not sure what, with Shinro briefly on string section.
Mon, 06 May 2013
> Yes it gets repetitive -- that's the whole point! tea on guitar, paco on bass, me drumming as ever, trying to get somewhere with this traditional tune.
Sun, 05 May 2013
> Dirty guitar from eXaNQ, rock organ from bringkeys and, near the end, some simple bass from Gulu.
> This starts with bringkeys and me getting something going, followed by Arn_nonA joining on bass. About half way through, adding some nice colour, eXaNQ comes in on guitar (trimmed and chopped a little) with a brief burst of Gulu in the mix on bass.
> A somewhat staccato piece in the main. Some interesting use of ritardando effects through changing from my usual before the beat to a somewhat delayed hit, too. (Thanks to Joy Morin's "Color in my Piano" 3 September 2010 blog post for helping my pick the right word.)
> Another effort driven by bringkeys, with sinek on bass, pepefolks on guitar and harmonica and an on violin.
Sun, 21 Apr 2013
> tea takes the initial lead here but moves to a more supporting role when Tambur comes in. This is the first mix where my ns_kit7 signal path had been adjusted for the original jam. I have finally retired Kjaerhus Classic Compressor in favour of MDA Dynamics - mostly because I think I understand better now how a compressor works and can handle the controls! This has let me adjust the amount of level boost and reduction in dynamics the kit has (to increase its perceived loudness). I did a bit too well and had to trim back in the mix, though. Hopefully no one will tell me my drums are too quiet any more - it is much easier to turn them down than up whilst playing.
Sun, 14 Apr 2013
> I would have preferred DaMNeD to have his multi-layered sounds on separate NINJAM channels so I could have got a slightly better mix but it's not too bad. USK puts in a solid performance (last section moved a little) with spazhands giving worthwhile input, too. At 18 minutes, it can get a little repetitive but there is a good bit of variation in there. This is my first mix on my new DT770M headphones - although I checked on my old ones and was happy enough.
Sun, 07 Apr 2013
> Some fairly loud brushwork (in this mix) just jamming a bit with tea. Several mis-hits just to keep things lively :).
> nobody joins on keys, with me back on sticks, in this short jam.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013
> Rag-time blues. Fairly simple and a bit of a stretch at over 11 minutes. What you don't get to hear is the heavy rock piece we went into afterwards to recover! It was too chaotic...
Sun, 31 Mar 2013
> It seems so often the case that the afternoon ends with tea, here again in fine form.
Sun, 24 Mar 2013
> Some might call it noodling but I prefer to think of it as just a way to pass the time.
Sun, 10 Mar 2013
> Another mammoth jazz jingle. I did a large amount of level adjustment throughout on this one but no additional effects (only a very slight touch of compression in mastering). And, sorry ko, but I also tried hard to separate your backing beat from your guitar, as you were nearly inaudible... it's better but still not great.
Sun, 24 Feb 2013
> I did a little adjusting of exactly where the parts aligned in this jam, to try to get the best from the brief musical interlude in an otherwise somewhat frustrating hour. So this probably is not what anyone heard...
Sun, 17 Feb 2013
> Here is an eight minute jam. Not much to say other than that! (I could list all the post-processing but it would take longer to read than it takes listening to the result...)
Sun, 10 Feb 2013
> This is nearly 30 minutes of jam. Sit comfortably. Listen as tom_1977 gets his squeeky noises working. Listen as tea joins in and the two sniff around getting to know each other. Listen as dmkg arrives and quickly finds a place. Last but not least, SRK comes along with some final new sounds. A piece of many parts but working together wonderfully. I love it!
Sun, 03 Feb 2013
> We had been jamming for a while when benj63 suggested this little tribute. benj63 vocals and guitar, Georgia backing vocals, DirtyDeeds second guitar, me on drums. This is the first proper outing for Analogue Drums Gorilla running under Plogue Sforzando.
Sun, 20 Jan 2013
> The last jam of the day, Arn_nonA turned up armed with a bass and we just smashed this out, with me on RockStock. Love it.
Sun, 13 Jan 2013
> Bass jam. It's 14 minutes long. Keys was on two mono channels. Earlier in the session there must have been a connection blip on one and they got out of sync - that's fixed here. My drums (ns_kit7) and Mistaboogy's bass have some extra reverb added for some interest. DoubleBass had varying normalisation applied. The mix was then a straight -6dB across the board and, other than trimming the silence, I've not applied any mastering effects. (Baut and watson not present here.)
Sun, 06 Jan 2013
> Going back through my jams, I came across this short song with benj63 on vocals and guitar and Hedo on piano (me on ns_kit7). French and just over 2 minutes long.
Tue, 01 Jan 2013
> tea and T-rex (with me on NI Abbey Road Late 60s full kit) in a pretty nice jam.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012
> Practice makes... well, we took about thirty minutes getting it this good. It's pretty enjoyable - although at nearly eight minutes, it could have done with more variation (and without my timing wobbles!).
Sun, 16 Dec 2012
> I would like to take this opportunity to thank bandcentral for getting titi to play in time (by explaining that, even if not hearing the click, playing "to the drummer" really helps). John_VT_USA settled in quickly, too. A really fun jam - and another edit follows.
> Pretty similar vein to the first edit but here we are joined by DirtyDeeds. Three lead guitarists and no disaster, that's definitely worth having got the mix done.
> Another exuberant piece that manages to stay on track for well over three minutes! Down to two lead guitarists now.
> Now something very different in style, switching from Analogue Drums' RockStock (with Snare City's Mapex Brass Master snare) to Native Instruments Abbey Road Late 60s Drummer (Full Kit). On guitars, John_VT_USA returns to join DirtyDeeds and titi but we've lost the bass, bandcentral.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012
> Three guitarists - one acoustic.
Fri, 05 Oct 2012
> How are you feeling? Yes, this is fairly derivative to the extent it might cut close to the CCNCSA licensing terms. It took a while for the two of us to gel in this session but I think it's alright now.
Sun, 30 Sep 2012
> An interesting idea once it gets going. T-rex on bass, DirtyDeeds on lead. I really enjoy playing this kinds of stuff and it's always amazing it works so well on NINJAM.
> T-Rex is replaced by sanya, for a very different bass sound. Another example of how a four bar phrase really takes some imagination to keep interesting. Also an example of how I sometimes have to work pretty hard in editing a track back together into some form of sense... Hopefully DirtyDeeds won't mind what I did to the beginning here.
Sun, 23 Sep 2012
> Nearly ten minutes of some interesting jazz / space-rock mix. poro on various weird noises, ninjaz on wind controller, tea on lead and T-rex (sorry "-" becomes "_" here) on bass. There are some great build ups that get very intense before sudden changes that leave you in free-fall briefly, to be caught in the next gravity well.
> Here is a second edit from Sunday. poro had left, Helio and - briefly, Gaz - feature. DirtyDeeds still hasn't arrived... This is more mellow than the earlier piece but still gets loud in places.
> By the time of this third edit, DirtyDeeds has arrived! Quite loudly - give him a chance to settle in, though. The mix here is a bit rough but it's a pacey piece, trying out ns_kit7's Funk Kit (similar set up to how I have the Rock Kit but a 12" snare rather than the 14" one).
> And finally, some straight-ahead jazz with tea now centred and Helio moved over to the left, ninjaz to the right and me back on ns_kit7 Rock Kit, playing delicately.
> ns_kit7 plus tea on guitar plus jazz is how I first fell in love with ninjam.
> ns_kit7 again - sticks on the Rock Kit, still - with a different take on jazz with tea.
> And now onto ns_kit7 Rock Kit with brushes. This is back when I had not swapped the kick, I think. Maybe it sounds better... maybe I'll change back... watson joins on keys about half way through.
Fri, 21 Sep 2012
> Here is the first of a pair of mid-20th century-style numbers, tea on bass, joepasser, stefanha and Klaus sharing guitar duties with me here on, I think, an Analogue Drums kit, though I do not remember which!
> The first track was a little long for the original style... this one is remarkably so. joepasser had left and Phil-D has arrived and I switch kits.
Sun, 16 Sep 2012
> Another set with tea and taku, with Keybs adding... keyboards. Shadow and dmgk had left by this point. Another magic jazzy jam that sounds pretty nice. I made so many mistakes: dropped stick, TrapKAT deciding to misfire, losing my feel, etc... but still, it's all good fun.
> TaNya on flute, a delight to the ears, making up for much of the rest of the jam! Light, mellow jazz (suitable for lifts...).
> TaNya had to take a phone call so here's what we did whilst waiting, with brushes. It sounds better listening back than it did whilst I was playing (yes, I've adjusted the levels but I mean my playing..!).
> Phone call over, the four-piece is back together, reprising the earlier tune with the delightful addition of a flute part.
> A final edit from this session with TaNya, only appearing briefly here. Overall, this track is a little disjointed and never really gels but there's enough of interest to make it worth a listen. Chilled jazz.
> This is the funkiest sounding track I think I've played on, BassTard playing a ... well, playing very well indeed on bass. Oubien had been running a drum sequence under his keyboard part, when I arrived (offset from the interval by a bar, unfortunately). I played along for a while, getting into the groove. By this point, the sequenced drums had stopped. Sam moved from a weird synth part (that I dropped) to a much nicer lead sound.
> A short, melancholic piece that ends too soon. Well, not to worry, there's more in a similar vein to come.
> There is a wonderful bluesy funk swagger to the groove here, still clearly on the melancholic side but it builds wonderfully through the track.
> For some reason I had not tidied up my project files, so I thought I had not done a mix of this session. When I came to upload, I found that this track already existed as edit01, albeit in a very slightly different form. To avoid messing with history, I have preserved the old track, too.
> It seems I was less inclined to do more creative editing last time I visited this project. This track is an amalgam of edit02 and edit03, shortening the part without TaNya but keeping its feel. I also fixed up the really bad drumming that probably brought the track to an end...
Fri, 14 Sep 2012
> More slow blues jamming. Tea and Helio are frequent performers on the jams here, taku on bass has been rarer, so enjoy!
Sun, 09 Sep 2012
> The tune may not be the most original but having TaNYa along on flute and vocals, with DaMNeD looping himself on guitar is a great arrangement. Admittedly, it's a stretch to keep it interesting for 17 minutes...
> The tune may not be the most original but ... well, indeed, there are few redeeming features. The only reason this is hear is to compare NI Abbey Road Late 60s kit from the first edit with ns_kit7 Rock Kit (wires on/with sticks) here.
Fri, 07 Sep 2012
> Some bluesy rock. As is sometimes the way with ninjam, it wanders around aimlessly, sounding great but never really hitting the mark. But all 10 minutes of this edit are worth it.
> Unlike the first edit, this one does have some excellent moments, as well as being pretty good all through (if you pardon the dissonance). Jamming with tea is always a pleasure - his bass line accompanying his own lead is a joy.
> Phil-D on guitar, with some MuTools MuVerb (Large Room, less wet) added as it sounded a little dry as it was. Dry is good, of course, as it's much easier to add effects than remove them.
> Phil-D on bass with pipaxis on lead guitar here, drums the usual ns_kit7. One of the things about NINJAM is that, to keep things interesting, you do have to come up with variations yet stick to themes people can identify with. This leads to some subtly different versions of tunes, such as this seven or so minute jam. I started with reverb across the whole jam, as in edit01 but it didn't work here. Putting it on pipaxis's guitar seemed to really bring the whole thing to life.
Tue, 04 Sep 2012
> A passing moment of magic and one of those times you can wish it wasn't ninjam. I'm sure we could have held this together longer if we'd not had the interval. Of course, without ninjam, it would never have happened.
Wed, 22 Aug 2012
> I bruised my left middle finger. (I was tempted to leave the comment at that..! :)) This is a 47 and a half minute epic (that's after clipping out ten minutes - reduced to a couple of seconds' break). It's good enough to be an entire album. Other than clipping out a few major distractions (and leaving in some more subtle ones to keep the feel of the jam), most of the work here was about getting the mix levels right. Even for that, I just chopped parts up and normalised, then levelled the entire track -- I think it worked well enough. I say track: there probably about four or five (or so!) tracks here. It's a concept album based around the theme from the Pink Panther. I titled the draft mix Roaring Pink, which I quite liked...
Fri, 17 Aug 2012
> A wonderful jazzy jam that takes "slow build up" to new extremes. Seriously tasteful playing from everyone. Mild de-noising and re-levelling to get the mix but nothing major.
Sun, 12 Aug 2012
> I love the vibe that's sort of building in this jam - I never quite got confident enough to lay into it heavily. Massive amounts of noise reduction on both fffuuunk's and Novick's tracks, so there's some fluttering artefacts, I'm afraid. It was better than the muffled alternative.
Wed, 08 Aug 2012
> I have 20,000 words or so of my dissertation written. It gets handed in at the end of the month and needs editing down and then proof reading. So I have taken a couple of days off to let my brain cool. Which meant for the first time in ages, I had a chance to get on NINJAM and make some music. This is heavily edited... maybe I broke things in places but we were somewhat distracted. Thanks AD!
Sun, 01 Jul 2012
> One of those small gems that just happens. The whole set was very short, sadly.
Sun, 24 Jun 2012
> On the brink of chaos and loud from all directions, this was quite a fun session with a bunch I've not jammed with before. Great fun!
Sat, 16 Jun 2012
> Paul is just starting the NINJAM experience. This is part of his first actual jam. Denoised, compressed and run through Guitar Rig to add a little more warmth to a great tone. I'm using Native Instruments Abbey Road 60s Drummer Late 60s Full kit here (played quietly, as Paul wasn't getting a good level). This is the first time I've really got that kit sounding responsive!
Sat, 09 Jun 2012
> First of two fairly nice jams with Pureta and anon. This one on ns_kit7 as usual.
> A slightly strange second jam with Pureta and anon. Slightly strange in that I had to shift anon's timing by a bar, after which it lined up with the phrase cycle nicely. A spacey, lazy piece, using Analogue Drums' RockStock.
Fri, 04 May 2012
> This took a little hacking around to get it sounding this good - a couple of edits to both my drum part and karma's guitar to keep the flow just about going. I added a bit more compression to the drums to bring the level down, hopefully fitting into the mix better, before mastering. Then added some fairly gentle compression, boosting the level.
Mon, 30 Apr 2012
> Six and something minutes of music.
Mon, 16 Apr 2012
> Part of me wonders what will happen when Tom_1977 finds the "right sound", heh... If I remember rightly, tea was playing through an octave doubler to get a bass sound here. In the latter part, we are joined by a returning keybpix. It all just about works.
Sat, 14 Apr 2012
> It can take a long time for me to relax some days. This was an hour into my jamming time. Clunk clunk clunk... and... ah, more or less settled in several minutes into this 16 minute piece. Thanks to 1234 (keys), cyberdoc (keys/bass) and TaNya (flute) for putting up with me - I really did need it.
Fri, 06 Apr 2012
> This jam was looking for the spark of inspiration. It took a while to come. It doesn't make it during this section...
> Whilst not the most inspirational, at least the jam has settled into having an identifiable vibe now. Very relaxing (with the occasional surprise to keep interest).
Sat, 24 Mar 2012
> Here's a track using Analogue Drums' RockStock, for that big, big sound. kurt (guitar) said "Why don't you get songs like this on the radio?" at the end. I guess he liked it, too!
Sun, 26 Feb 2012
> Another of those times something quite wonderful happened. I think the others had just started and I was lucky enough to be able to join in. It turned into a wonderful bit of jazz.
> Free jazz doesn't come easy and this does, admittedly, get decidedly repetitive at points (okay, "points" might be understating it). However, it's well worth listening through to the end, I think!
Fri, 24 Feb 2012
> baltan_bba alone on guitar, me trying to not to be too boring without completely losing the click... too often.
> baltan_bba joined by jama4man on bass and variously anon, PHIL__D and yota on additional guitars.
> A long, fun jam that sort of just fell into place (slightly trimmed at the start to remove the "falling"...).
Fri, 17 Feb 2012
> pppp on bass here, sounding really nice. I started on the upbeat and, unfortunately, ninbot decided to skip that interval on the recording, so this launches in rather suddenly.
Sun, 05 Feb 2012
> This is nearly 30 minutes of goodness. Thanks to everyone who took part. Each of the players here is contributing something unique to the jam as it evolves and moves forward.
Fri, 27 Jan 2012
> This reminds me of either a Gary Moore or Steve Hackett track but I can't remember which...
Sun, 22 Jan 2012
> Unfortunately, this needed a lot of work to get it into this state. I've chopped several parts out and had to duplicate a couple of my drum bits into gaps (whilst I was chatting). But it's worth sharing, I think.
> About time I managed a decent blues track. The mix isn't great, I'm afraid.
> Cool, chilled and mostly mellow, a slow evolving piece this. Massive amount of work to get the levels up, though, plus denoising pip, DC offset removal on hedbox (probably needed it on the earlier track, too). Once that was done, though, I just left it, with the natural fade at the end.
Fri, 13 Jan 2012
> Here's a fairly straight-ahead rocker with not too much surprise. It needed a bit of work on the levels, though.
> This is starting to get a little more unusual (for me). DirtyDeeds has a loop going so, to make life more interesting, we're having to work a bit harder. Luiz Linhares on bass towards the end -- if you can't hear it, get better speakers/'phones ;).
> And now for something starting to sound even more proggy... DD looping, me playing three over four for a while. That put too many of the others off, so I gave in and went back to four. Luiz and Roger both on bass, working nicely together.
> OK now! This is prog through and through. Really cool loop from DirtyDeeds (hopefully it's CC) prompting some chaotic responses which phase through some interesting results. Great fun but very hard work.
> There is not really anything to say about this simple track. Quite nice but nothing earth shattering happens.
> A different bass player, another jam. I love the rhythm on this one - a bit different (although one I've tried elsewhere). Levels adjusted for mix purposes and a very light compression for mastering.
> My timing can be heard to be struggling with this shuffle beat. I really should practice stuff like this more often. Overall it sounds pretty good, though. We should have gone to twelve-bar blues to get the best out of the rhythm.
Sun, 08 Jan 2012
> Hey royer, where y'going with that guitar in your hand..? Single takes don't get better than this... well, maybe having a bassist would have added something... Rather a complex bit of mixing compared with my usual approach. The ride was (still is) way too loud. Hit it with some EQ. Then tried a limiter and compression to get the track level a bit more even, which did help. Not only that, I treated royer to a bit of MuTools' MuVerb magic (small room preset). Plus some overall limiting. And then just a touch of compression in Audacity. Phew.
> Two leads and a bass, short and sweet. Same effects on royer and me as on edit01 from this session, some denoising and level adjustment on LeftyF; no master limiter but some overall compression in Audacity.
Fri, 06 Jan 2012
> It might sound like this drifts on forever as it fades out... in fact it rather fell apart and that was the best I could do. Pretty chilled jam, though. AD_Bass is very, very low pitched.
Sun, 04 Dec 2011
> Cracking jam! A session with a blues feel moved towards rock. This edit has a wonderful build up to Doc's entry. The levels were all over the place, needing a bit of mixing effort to get it fixed up. With quite a lot of help from some people at KVRaudio's Music Café, I think it's now sounding pretty good!
Sun, 27 Nov 2011
> I don't often get to share an unedited track but here's one that's worth hearing in full!
> I have no idea what genre this is. A bit progressive and dark. Takes a while to gel but that's its nature.
> I really enjoyed this, on the edge of chaos as it is most of the way. It's got a feel of 70s prog rock about it.
> This rocks. Took a long time to get going and fell apart quite quickly, so the edit is short.
> Another short snippet that was going well till it hit a stumble.
Mon, 21 Nov 2011
> A short jam... it fell apart just afterwards.
Sat, 05 Nov 2011
> Here's a somewhat adjusted jam with Oliver1977 and Kman. You'll need decent bass reproduction to hear Oliver.
> radar was trying out some looping device. For a long time. This is a short excerpt. Track levels adjusted in Reaper; noise removal and overall levels adjusted in Audacity.
> shaftpolls joined in with some sounds towards the end of this further edit. radar was clearly starting to get the hang of the looper.
> And DidiDodo joined on bass, with shaftpolls briefly singing. radar plays along with his loop as the piece ends. This is substantially re-levelled but could still be better.
Sat, 22 Oct 2011
> You may recognise this. Or not. Well, if you do, then I guess it's not so bad. If you don't then it's okay, too...
> Something from the road. Probably blue.
> Well, it's traditional when making a racket. This is over onto RockStock.
> A change of personnel and a change of style. A pretty mellow number.
> Cyberdog joined us and the guitars got a little more raucous but that doesn't stop the fun.
> A faster track, just titi left to end the session.
Sat, 08 Oct 2011
> The BPI: it's an important factor as this jam goes to show.
Sun, 02 Oct 2011
> OK, so it sounds a bit like Lynyrd Skynyrd... But it's just so good. Relax, chill, enjoy.
> Some guys do jazz. Pretty loose stuff...
> The mix on this is bad all the way, I'm afraid. It rambles a lot through various places. But it's quite interesting...
Sun, 25 Sep 2011
> What could be better on a Sunday afternoon than tea and jam? Here's a whole afternoon of jams with tea!
> Here is the first of two cuts from another jam with tea, ns_kit7/ndk Rock Kit with sticks sounding a bit over the top...
> Here's the second cut of the pair, moving onto ns_kit7/ndk Rock Kit with brushes (and a different Kick). It fitted into the piece a lot better.
> Third of two cuts -- well, okay, third cut from the same recording but it's in a different style.
> Moving on, another variation on jamming with tea.
Sun, 11 Sep 2011
> Here is a 9m23 exercise in trance-inducing mellowness. DaMNeD has recorded a short loop and is jamming very simply over the top; I'm trying to keep things equally simple (hard for me!).
> Short but a pretty nice groove... let's see if there's a longer version, too!
> Here is the long, smooth version of the jazzy little snip. As ever, as more people arrive, it gets a bit chaotic, so I trimmed at an appropriate point.
> This edit is all about anticipation of the climactic ending. There is lots of build up. Lots. It goes on and on building up. It gets there in the end. There's a lovely afterglow, too...
Sat, 10 Sep 2011
> A long jam resulted in a number of edits. Here's the first.
> This is the second excerpt from a long jam session.
> Continuing shortly after the previous two cuts, this changes mood, initially toward something more mellow, morphing through a vaguely psychedelic rock sound to a crisper edged sound then gets a lot heavier toward the end.
> The mellow mood returns as the speed cuts to half time. Some problems with the harmony as the bpi was set to 16 when 32 was needed. I'd changed over to Analogue Drums' RockStock to get more ambience.
> A continuation of the mellow number with the bpi pushed up to 32. I'm not sure it helped. The guitars sound like a pair of cats having a scream at each other, really... This is still another edit from the long jam set with possibly more to come.
> I don't remember who it was but someone said "Start playing 16th, pj". Your wish, etc... This was the somewhat rockier number that resulted. This is the last clip from the first long set.
> This edit, from a second long recording, is all about the intro...
Sun, 04 Sep 2011
> Dave knew what he wanted. This takes a little while to settle in and I don't think really ever burns as well as it could have - the group didn't seem to sit comfortably somehow. Still, a nice little tune.
Sun, 28 Aug 2011
> Here's a little bit of light evening jazz with tea and jama4man. As ever, ns_kit7 rock kit.
> I felt ns_kit7 rock kit was a bit heavy for jazz, so swapped over to the brush version. Nice sweeps.
Sun, 14 Aug 2011
> You can blame all this on tea. Although 180bpm was too fast, so I had to run off and play a little slower. Great sounding bass here from taku; jama really could have done with being louder. ("The mix isn't great" ;)...)
> More instrumentation on this track than the previous one and a somewhat better mix.
Sat, 13 Aug 2011
> Best jam session I've been in for ages - excellent sounds all around, a good mix and a great tune. Thanks to everyone involved!
Mon, 25 Jul 2011
> Here's a really laid back sound. mjanek20 claims not to be a bass player, just he likes the instrument. He sounds like a bass player to me. Texaco is making decent sounds on guitar, too. Good fun.
> More bass please, I could have said. MatMat turned up and decided to add some, which was cool. And at this speed, we needed keeping cool!
> MatMat over onto NIB3 now. Takes a minute (into this edit) to start to gel properly but turns into a very nice jam. Everyone seem to want to end around the same point... we just, uh, sort of didn't make it tidy...
Sun, 17 Jul 2011
> Here's something pretty funky. I don't remember if it was aiko or me who started the piece but tea joining in with a lovely funky sound ensured we kept going in that direction. Really nice.
Sun, 10 Jul 2011
> A deep bass line, so you'll need speakers with good low end, or you'll not hear bernd's playing.
> The auto-mix has decided Wilhelm should be on the right of the sound stage, unfortunately.
Wed, 29 Jun 2011
> maddin on looped acoustic guitar with contributions from his girlfriend adding into the wonderful sound, me on drums as ever, plus Doc and titi on electric guitars.
Wed, 22 Jun 2011
> Benoit on looped and live guitar sounds, CoCo joining in after a while with a touch of DaMNeD, too. Really in a couple of parts but left unedited so you get the complete experience!
> DaMNed has a backing track playing and it's just so catchy you can't help but play along. I started just with my hands on the pads but by the point of this edit, I've swapped to sticks and swapped kits. LV is going at it on guitar too! This is topped'n'tailed in Reaper, then a touch of mastering in Audacity.
Mon, 20 Jun 2011
> maddin with the looped and live acoustic guitar sounds, NickP coming in on piano, this is a long and very mellow track. Edited to remove just the first minute where it got going.
> NickP on his organ (plus sax and band sounds) and marcus on bass, I think. Getting some bluesy sounds on. Not sure if anyone else joined toward the end.
> Simple jazz guitar from joe. Brushes to start with then a little more full on drumming from me.
Sat, 18 Jun 2011
> Upbeat and dynamic with many flavours - good fun. Nice electic viola, too!
Fri, 17 Jun 2011
> Nice bit of overdubbing going on by maddin. My playing's not too bad once I get going, either. Shame the dsl line dropped out - though it gives a nice break... Ninjam's Autojam seems to have run out of tape at the end, too!
> Big-sounding, with a strong hint of the seventies.
> Continuation with polmac coming onboard (and someone with some noisy cables). I had to go before the final death-throes...
Mon, 13 Jun 2011
> Epic keys from cyberdog, with a nice outro - I missed who it was on guitar.
Fri, 10 Jun 2011
> Excellent bass from Nacho making this special, with Aaron taking the lead all over the place.
> Tonal interplay between lead and bass here is very nice. Gets a bit messy at the end.
> Metal fun.
Mon, 30 May 2011
> Who needs a lead? Three bassists and a drummer is all it takes for some cool jamming.
Sun, 22 May 2011
> Free jamming (I'm a bit loud to start with); ns_kit7 if you don't recognise it. I had to leave (28:10) before the end. Complete jam, warts and all, though :).
Sun, 15 May 2011
> The timing might not be perfect but this is quite fun. I'm not entirely sure how CCNCSA-compliant the tune is, though.
> Great start and pretty together all the way through. 9/10 as the end is raggedy :).
Sun, 24 Apr 2011
> Ripping bass work from baldy. Naturally I'm not underplaying..! This is Analogue Drums RockStock.
> Could have done with more from Dirtydeeds on this: Count Fuzzball and I are doing a great backing track... Gets nicely silly toward the end, to reward you sticking with it :). (NI Abbey Road Late 60s - give away jingly bits...)
Sat, 09 Apr 2011
> A slow burner, this one. Pretty mellow for the first four minutes -- and then it really takes off like a rocket! It's a really fantastic sound, too. Special thanks to everyone else playing: tea, Bassplayer, fra, will.
> Frenetic, fast, furious! 140bpm goodness! I think we all did very well to hold it together for that long.
> Burning blues, once it kicks off. With a kit change part way through (NI Late 60s to Acoustic Drums RockStock; on playback, I prefer the former).
Sat, 02 Apr 2011
> cyberdog on keys, tak on bass. lead? hodog, I think. Mix is a bit rough (I'm loud in places!). Ends with a trainwreck :)
> Funky... funkier than I could manage! Keys here I think was stefan on the first half, then back to cyberdog. Oh - and really keep going to the end, it's wonderful playing by everyone else!
> Doc and hodog making out with some cool sounds (background hiss from opus), with cyberdog joining in on keys later.
> Cool and sixties. What more do you want? Eventually comes together. tak on bass, cyberdog on keys.
> I arrived in NINJAM and Doc and hodog were making some nice sounds, so I thought I'd join in. cyberdog turned up a little later... and we just kept going. I've slightly remixed and mastered this, trimming the end and dropping a couple of the players.
Sat, 26 Mar 2011
> Interesting beat in the opening to this one. Fairly mellow and upbeat, with a good groove.
> Jazz -- with a bad mix and a bit of crackling -- but plenty of what makes music good!
> What starts as a more innovative piece that manages not to fall in a heap, turns in a less original, but still pretty cool direction. One of those jams where you really can imagine everyone was playing in the same room, the way the parts weave together.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011
> Really nice - if all too brief - jam with will. And it sort of finishes together, always a bonus!
> 150 bpm madness! ndk (ns_kit7)'s Rock Kit burning up with the rest of the crew. Eventually we had to give in and cut the bpm but it was fun.
> A very 80s-sounding - almost soap-theme - piece, featuring a very cool bunch of jammers and me on ns_kit7's Rock Kit with brushes.
> A nice example of how a jam develops as more players join in. This is Acoustic Drums RockStock (lovely room sound but the hi-hat isn't great).
> This had got in flight just before the start of this edit, so it's pretty together. There's a few silly bits all around but it's a pretty solid number. (This is Native Instruments Abbey Road Late 60s kit.)
Sat, 05 Mar 2011
> Make like a drum machine, he tells me... Not too bad for a few minutes, I reckon... but it went horribly wrong after this! The later part of the original (left off here) is "good in parts".
Sat, 26 Feb 2011
> Percussive. Just maybe a little bit silly... or mad... :)
> Completely bongos? It's no more sane once they go, either!
> This one is fun and a bit more structured. Just wait for the end...
> Some lovely guitar work on here. Still gets very silly...
Sun, 20 Feb 2011
> This should be a chart topper. jeje singing again. Please ignore the slight feedback and listen to that voice. Continued great bass and lead guitar performances, too.
> Turn it up to 11 - sometimes, you need to make a noise. Acoustic Drums RockStock is ideal. I think this was tea and anon on guitars, with anon staying on to the end.
> A funky bass line that I take a little while to get into. Stick around though, it's worth hearing it come together. (NI AR Late 60s)
> A nice old time jazz piece. Really nice bass and lead work. (ns_kit7 Rock kit with brushes)
> Mellow and funky - and jeje had turned up to sing.
Sat, 19 Feb 2011
> A deep bass line from alex, with Analogue Drum's RockStock making a lot of noise over the top. (Or over the top noise, maybe...)
> This really rocks! There are a couple of places it seems to loose synch but mostly it's pretty tight. This is Native Instruments Abbey Road Late 60s kit.
> A slow number - pretty nice playing all around.
Fri, 18 Feb 2011
> A whole track, unedited - though it falls apart a minute from the end (the recording should have cut...). Nice bass work from DidiDodo.
> Added guitar from kkddmm.
> Analogue Drums RockStock... oh and a bit of a trainwreck on my part at the end...
> ns_kit7 Rock brushes (with Full kick) plus some nice guitar work.
Thu, 17 Feb 2011
> A simple approach is often the best. Here's ns_kit7 Rock/sticks doing nothing particularly exciting.
> Keeping it simple - the timing here is a lot better than the first effort but the volume of the kit seems high to me.
> Slight syncopation and nice bass work.
> Bass and keys (anon and ekeynox), plus ns_kit7 Rock kit with sticks and an interesting beat.
> Brush kit to accompany the bass and keys. I think some of the kit pieces need some adjustment... that's my excuse for the clangs and bangs, anyway...
> Mellowness strikes back. This is is Acoustic Drums' RockStock. Still anon on bass and ekeynox on keys with a couple of minor additions.
Sun, 13 Feb 2011
> A bit of kit quick change, starting with Native Instruments Abbey Road Late 60s. neimad's clipping a bit but I did get him to turn his input down after this one.
> Over onto the next - Analogue Drums RockStock for a "drum solo" (and some dodgy time keeping) - the recording kept going because of the level of background hum.
> All change again as I moved onto ns_kit7 (naturaldrumkit) Rock kit with brushes (and Full kick). Manu_Z joined us briefly with some spacey sounds.
> First of two cuts now on ns_kit7 Rock kit with sticks
> Second edit from the same session.
> A quick one on the ninjam server with ns_kit7 (Rock/brushes) and Sharon_oZ on bass.
> A bit of a warm up, moving onto ADRS (think) with cyberdog joined on keys.
> Kit change mid-track - well, 10 mins in - onto ns_kit7 Rock/sticks. This is 15 minutes of variations on the theme we'd established, with various drop outs and in along the way
> Sharon_oZ had to leave us for a while so we took the opportunity for something a little different. Another piece on the brush kit.
Sun, 30 Jan 2011
> It was going so well until the train-wreck... Quite a nice groove.
> Three cuts with some nice bass work, starting with this bit of slow funk.
> Second of three cuts, still funky but with some heavier drumming.
> The final cut from this set, mostly to show me switching from sticks to brushes to get the mellower sound needed. Shame it didn't hang together longer.
Sat, 29 Jan 2011
> Two edits from this session with LV on bass and me on (clap!) Native Instruments Abbey Road Late 60s 1.1 Update Full Kit (to give it it's fullest name). Nice bass! This cut is just sort of messing around a bit.
> This is for real, a bass line to die for from LV and me not doing too badly comping and filling. I had to go just after Krillo arrived.
> Most of a track that sounds pretty nice... and vaguely familiar.
> I think this is the first time I've posted a cut with ns_kit7's Rock kit played with brushes. As ever with ns_kit7, it drew the "Is that a real kit?" question (from another e-drummer - Magnus; we had a nice chat later on).
Sun, 16 Jan 2011
> iiiiii getting down on that bass thang.
> Slow, slow and blue. It takes some time to build up... then fades off at the end neatly. Unedited, too!
> An atmospheric track, with my signature NL Late 60s error (clap!) at the start. This was followed by a bit of wallowing and then some Deep Purple - my Ian Paice impression is rubbish, so you don't get to hear that!
Sat, 15 Jan 2011
> Hit that punk rock. Cranking the BPM up to 140, here are me on ns_kit7 and iiiii making some noise! Not always synchronised but fun.
> Getting even heavier than the punk track and with more style.
> Still fast, still RockStock, now with added bass from neimad, giving it some Focus (maybe?).
> After some time over on the Late 60 Kit, AutoJam clearly decided this was the end of the road for the trio.
> Oubien on keys, me trying to find the appropriate way to accompany using ns_kit7.
> I think it's ajx taking over from Oubien on this.
> jackline, I think, on bass is more audible here, bringing us up to four parts. Nice!
Sat, 01 Jan 2011
> More players but it takes a while to get going.
> A bit later in the same session and a somewhat different feel.
Fri, 31 Dec 2010
> A bit of a fun romp with _Mix_ on guitar and me on Analogue Drums' RockStock.
> Over onto ns_kit7 (natural drum kit) now for a short rocking edit. Nice to have a bass player on.
Wed, 29 Dec 2010
> treys on keys with some "classic ninjam" jamming.
> Dutch Guitarist playing... guitar..! And AutoSong hitting the end of its recording buffer, which is why it stops when it does.
> Here is the first of four excerpts with Kanurider on guitar, all in a heavy vein. The kit on all today's recordings is ns_kit7 (natural drum kit)'s "Rock Kit" with a fantastically detailed hi-hat.
> Kanurider changed tone a few times during the recording from which these excerpts are taken. We didn't get synchronised as well as Monday, unfortunately.
> It was a day with more than just all out hard metal - we managed some heavy rock, too! I even experimented with some different kick rhythms.
> More classic rock with Kanurider.
Mon, 27 Dec 2010
> Here is the first of a set of seven cuts with Kanurider, all great to listen to and all great fun at time. Thanks!
> Second cut from the same session as the first and this is heavier, if anything. RockStock proving itself thumping and resounding in this mix (autojam getting something right).
> Five minutes more of heaviness with Kanurider. I think this set with Kanu shows how 32 bpi makes for more interesting music than 16 bpi.
> Another hard-edged edit from a set using NI Abbey Road Late 60s kit. I've got a Kontakt patch set up so I can switch quickly between RockStock and Late 60s now, which is nice.
> The highlight of the day, I think. Kanurider said "I liked the song we just made" after this. And I have to agree. This is a piece of music. It may wear its genre on its sleeve and have its influences showing brazenly but it was really great fun playing it. (Back on RockStock - you can tell by the hihat more than anything else.)
> Not quite all of this because autojam seems to have got bored before the end and chopped it off. Otherwise uneditted.
> We had been missing other musicians - especially someone on bass. Finally a few more people turned up and Arn_nonA took the bass line - the level is a bit low unfortunately.
Sun, 26 Dec 2010
> Slow blue jam, on RockStock with the Mapex Brass Master snare.
> More rocking with the RockStock kit, royer on lead and marcusbazz on bass.
Sat, 18 Dec 2010
> Henry Mancini would turn pink. I'm certain we had the interval the wrong length here, which was the source of the confusion. Anyway, plenty of improvisation around a well known theme.
> Nice guitar sound.
> A rare event in recent times: a jam that autojam's created that I can leave unedited. This is more of titi on guitar, me on ns_kit7.
Sun, 12 Dec 2010
> A first rag with derLokkas on keys.
> More ragtime with derLokkas and some accompaniment from Nacho. Levels are low here, sorry.
> It's been some time since I put a drum solo up. So here's a drum solo. Today was all on ns_kit7 (natural drum kit as it's now known) with a touch of gain and compression.
> derLokkas called it jazz but I don't know. Maybe it is...
> We then spent half an hour rehearsing - this is the "final rehearsal session"...
> The first take came out fairly well.
> We did a second take and it came out very different.
Sat, 11 Dec 2010
> A second short taste of things to come.
> Grand jazz blues jam with pppp on bass and Holborn on keys, with a few guest appearances, perhaps (I was busy!). 130bpm 48bpi, and RockStock with Mapex Brass Master snare.
> A (quiet) opener before moving on to something a little faster.
> Taking it slow and Buzzz shines. (I'm a bit off here and there.)
> Buzzz not quite in sync with the interval on this but it's interesting enough.
> Jazzy vibe time from Holborn and pppp. I join in after a couple of minutes.
> Here's the second go at playing a piece - still didn't get it quite right...
> Third time lucky. We managed to get it together this time -- and even finished with a bit of boogie, just as I had to leave, unfortunately.
Sat, 04 Dec 2010
> First of two extracts from a 140bpm, 48bpi bit of rock'n'roll. On keys is Samthegreat. The guitarist is DirtyDeeds. Took while to get this settled in and I'm still just getting into the groove. Drums are RockStock.
> And a second outing in the same vein on NI Abbey Road Late 60s kit. Sam's gone, this is just DirtyDeeds, I think. I left a bit of drums alone on the end as the track's so short.
Sat, 27 Nov 2010
> Might as well have the whole of this. Tuk you can't really hear until the end -- then you find out where the "background hiss" is coming from. This is RockStock doing electronica..!
> Here's what Tuk sounds like without the hissing. The other thing about these is we were playing at 130bpm and a phrase length of 32bpi - 8 bars - which is a lot more natural.
> This time around it's Makelen_guitar who was having hiss problems (and on two stereo channels). This runs through a few sections (as you'd expect with a 14 minute jam). Just under four minutes in, Makelen drops out for a while and the mix clears. Rather untidy end, unfortunately. I think I changed over to NI Abbey Road Late 60s kit for this.
Fri, 26 Nov 2010
> Wildly unruly but incredible fun. Royer, Kman and Olive1329 burning away. This is a long session with quite a few breaks but stay with it. NI Abbey Road Late 60 kit.
> A fragment of sanity. It lasted under a minute.
> Royer rocking some more. This is a seven minute edit and has several "parts" within, though moves quite well between them.
> If I remember correctly, this was fastero on guitar.
Mon, 22 Nov 2010
> A slowly building jam, first part of a session that went pretty well. Only had to cut 14 seconds off the front of this and about 5 minutes of noodling between the two cuts.
> Here's the second edit - a longer cut, a bit rough in places but worth a listen. Today's drums were supplied by ns_kit7 with some light compression.
Sat, 20 Nov 2010
> Piano music with kenzok. Good jamming today all told.
> You get this anyway, despite its numerous flaws, as a demonstration of how ignoring the BPI can work when there are just two people jamming. I've not posted the session with three of us playing a 16 bar phrase in 16 BPI (4 bars)... It's actually very funny... :D
> This is really nice - shame the start and end were so messy they needed cutting.
> A spacey edit with some Hawkwind overtones, from a 50 minute jam. More of this...
> And here's the follow up to the spacey track. A pretty long one with a few near collapses but it limps to a great ending... :)
Fri, 19 Nov 2010
> First of two edits from a 25 minute session. Bit flaky in places but, hey...
> And here is the second edit. On RockStock - I was all for stadium-filling ballads but couldn't really drag much out of everyone...
> The atmosphere eventually started to heat up. Levels here are a bit odd and this wanders a little bit but it's not bad. Over onto NI Abbey Road Late 60s kit now.
> A short edit from a 12 minute set. The whole track is pretty nice but a little all over the place. Seek it out of you like this bit.
> Another long fun set - but I had to leave. This is really in two or three parts but I've left it all together. There's more after this cuts off, though (without me).
Wed, 17 Nov 2010
> Not quite the whole thing -- it took a while to start and didn't really end cleanly -- but this was a really nice jam.
> A short edit this time, from a longer session. I'm not even sure what style you'd call this? No one being particularly serious, though.
Tue, 16 Nov 2010
> Jazz, the universal language.
Sun, 14 Nov 2010
> How a jam comes together - left unedited. We finished "together" - more or less - too! Lovely sax from manu, keys from JooZz.
> More sax and keys, this time an edit -- took about three minutes to take off. Oh yes, today is RockStock with a Mapex Brass Master snare.
Sat, 13 Nov 2010
> Mellow and cool playing from Nacho.
> Dirty and funky bass from DenDerty_russia.
> Swing with bass. Short and sweet.
> An up tempo number. Bit of a laugh really -- DenDerty upped the bpm to 150 then we both just went for it!
Sat, 06 Nov 2010
> Just a little bit funky. Pretty nice jam. NI Abbey Road Late 60s Kit.
> Left unedited despite some defects. Also, mixed very to a very low level for some reason.
Sat, 23 Oct 2010
> An electro groove with DP110 looping his stuff! Cool jam, though I could have played more accurately in places.....
> Sax. And bass. Just dripping with goodness.
Sat, 16 Oct 2010
> Quick jam on Native Instruments Abbey Road Early 60s drum kit. Plus a compressor as I was having troubles with the levels.
> Edit one of two from a rather rambling set. Back on Late 60s Kit.
> This second cut is slightly different and fairly short.
> Way, way out there. Sometimes one of these random sessions is so good I have to include it. Thanks to _m1k for this fun set.
Sun, 10 Oct 2010
> Gq Fu on bass, drums are NI Late 60s.
> nafquo on keys, same session - NI Late 60s Kit.
> A long session that resulted in a pair of short edits. This is the first. Somewhat different style from my normal but it's the Late 60s (NI Abbey Road Kit)...
> Fairly fun second clip from a long set.
Sat, 09 Oct 2010
> A drum solo - well, the nearest thing. No idea why ninbot decided to record this, MUCKL's level was zero so I'd have expected it to be lost. Anyway, it's nice to hear just RockStock (w/Mapex Brass Master snare).
Sun, 03 Oct 2010
> Unedited but flaky in parts -- worth a listen, though.
> I wish people would stop telling me I'm too quiet and to turn the drums up... krue really is great on this, though, so forgive the mix.
> I'm being lazy and not editing these. A long and varied jam with some good bits.
Sat, 02 Oct 2010
> First of three edits. Back on a more or less unprocessed ns_kit7 and I like it. All of this session (all three edits) has some weird noises going on as well as the rocking main theme.
> Second edit starts with a "bridge" section from the first edit before moving on to develop the theme a little. The audience ("anon") asked "Is this live?" - we're hoping it was an awe-struck question...
> This final edit from a long session takes a slightly different path from the first two.
> It took a long time to get to this point in the jam -- nothing early hung together long enough. You'll see what I mean in this edit: plenty of drops and recoveries, along with style changes.
Fri, 01 Oct 2010
> First edit of two with just me and metalcicc; 123456 was having severe problems, so I've had to cut around those.
> Second edit from the set with metalcicc and me. I was trying to get some 140bpm practice. Not too bad but I need to work on the kick.
> First edit from a second set with metalcicc, up to the point where the hiss stops us. But we carried on...
> And the second part, with a lot of hiss for most of it, then a fairly nice bit, then ends with nova buzzing, unfortunately. But a really good jam.
> Something with a different swing to it. Quite long and varied.
> This gets cut off just as it starts. Let's see if I can find where it continues.
> Here's the continuation for what it's worth.
> Jamming around an idea with a strong PF influence? I'm very high in the mix unfortunately. On ns_kit7 - with rather screwed up processing applied. I had complaints there weren't enough dynamics. That'll be the compressor and limiters, I guess!
> Complete and unedited jazz-feel set. Shame Guyfox dropped out after so few notes, too. Still ns_kit, still too loud...
> Attempting a shuffle at 130bpm. I'm slowly getting better... Levels seem all over the place in this - also listen for the "feedback", someone has NINJAM playing through speakers being picked up either by a guitar pick-up or a mic. Remember - use headphones when jamming on NINJAM! Back on NI Late 60s Kit, which seems to get very positive responses (though I still feel it's over-processed: done well, though...). A great Friday's jamming.
Sun, 26 Sep 2010
> Slow and smokey jam. I think it's just me and anon. This was ns_kit7 through lots of processing. That idea got abandoned, though.
Sat, 25 Sep 2010
> Manu on bass loop, titi on sax, Alpha_Waves on lead, me on NI Late 70s kit. This was a great work out and a lot of fun. My timing goes badly wrong in a couple of places but the bass loop keeps everyone else tight.
> Southern blues? Well, I don't know. pa and Alpha_Wave playing nicely. Sounds like ns_kit7 on this track.
Sun, 19 Sep 2010
> Good lead and bass guitar sounds, it's a shame nao_mw was so low in the mix! NI Late 60s kit again.
> Not sure how to describe this style. nao_mw's bass is a bit clearer here. This is only half the session but the rest didn't live up to this. We lost euga briefly whilst he went to "tune up". Unfortunately, I still couldn't hear nao_mw well enough to hear what he was playing, so I didn't quite support him well to start with.
Sat, 18 Sep 2010
> A slow and cool jam. The mix isn't always consistent and NI Late 60s Kit is a little prominent. (Is that a problem?)
> Another slow and cool jam. Ends quite heavily. More NI Late 60s Kit. (Edit from a long session.)
> Heavier and more upbeat here, with nicely triumphal bit in it. (Second edit.)
Sun, 12 Sep 2010
> Best of a bad bunch. This is RockStock but I cannot remember which snare I was using with it. Plenty of Room mic. BPI set to 8 by Al_GP, which is different, I guess.
> Not a great jam but Grizzly does sound good... Back on faithful ns_kit7 Rock kit.
Sat, 11 Sep 2010
> An extensive array of styles (with a few mistakes, particularly near the start). Good fun and a nice bass sound in parts. This is NI Abbey Road Late 60s Kit.
Mon, 30 Aug 2010
> A long jam - and not all good, but there you are. More of NI Abbey Road Late 60s Kit. I decided I best spend a good while playing it, as I think lack of familiarity can breed contempt, too!
> For the guitar tone that Bert has. Wonderful!
> A short but heavy jam. This is NI Abbey Road Late 60s kit, reset to factory settings and the volume adjusted a bit. Sounds pretty good. So much I decided to leave this un-edited and post, despite my dreadful timing.
Sat, 28 Aug 2010
> A few minutes of rock from a longer, fun session -- the rest isn't up to repeated listens, though.
> Experimental rock, I think you'd call it. Maybe a bit Floyd-like?
> A long set with a jazzy flavour, left un-edited. It does get a little dull at times but it's not bad.
> The next number one, surely? This is NI Abbey Road Late 60s Kit -- I'm still not that keen on it, for playability and expressiveness. The tone is great.
> Sounds much better listening back than it did whilst playing (though I still know what I was trying to play...). Back on ns_kit7 and more singing from Mink.
Fri, 13 Aug 2010
> A second abstract jam with perreko also on drums (real kit) with some contribution from strat_universe. I really like the ending.
> An abstract - if not entirely random - jam with perreko. I like it...
> A jam of two halves - both heavy! The first half hangs together really well. The second is more a collection of good tries.
Sun, 18 Jul 2010
> Whole jam (autofaded) but with the wrong choice for the hi-hat closed sample - tight closed - and various parts of my TrapKAT showing some need of retraining...
Sun, 11 Jul 2010
> Loud and heavy and 15 minutes long. I arrive about a minute in and the set takes off about two minutes later, only falling apart a minute or so before the end. Featuring special guest singer!
> I'm too loud really but what a funky bass.
Sat, 10 Jul 2010
> A taste of a short set. A hot day and a hot bass.
Fri, 09 Jul 2010
> Most of a funky set on my first outing with Analogue Drums' RockStock.
> Swinging but in need of a brush on the snare! Manu asked me not to play the snare and was right - the stick sound would have been wrong. But a brush would have been nice.
> More from the same set - cool jazz.
Sat, 01 May 2010
> Simple stuff that I can cope with. Emmanuel was incredible earlier in this set but I really showed how I'm not at that level. This has a pretty nice vibe, though.
> A slow and mellow jam, levels pretty good. I love both guitar sounds.
Fri, 02 Apr 2010
> A good jam but it took a while to really come together (this is a 10 minute edit). My level is hotter than I thought. (I thought emmanuel was too hot -- sorry!)
Thu, 18 Feb 2010
> The first of two edits from a 10 minute jam with anon. Or an anon. Anyway. It felt very good to be drumming again!
> The second edit. This one is just ns_kit7 - nice to be able to hear just the kit, I thought.
> A trio set with a fairly simple bass line and pretty busy drums. Levels aren't too bad.
Sat, 12 Sep 2009
> Wooo, nice! This is "Popsticks" from Analogue Drums on its first outing; different dynamics. But that doesn't excuse some of my timing ;). Just can't think fast enough... First good jam since my enforced break.
> A little light grooving. Back on ns_kit7.
> Second edit from same set as above. This one features nun more heavily and gets weird, heavy and cool.
Sat, 13 Jun 2009
> Slow and powerful. Some wonderful bass and guitar work, with great support from the keys. Delicious. (And nearly ended.)
Mon, 08 Jun 2009
> A second unedited set piece (26mins) with me making strange noises on synth, doorthe also making some noises on another synth and perreko mastering the percussion.
> A wonderful cacophony - I'm playing synth here. I think it's MU.LAB "ROM" synth with various effects... Or it could be SuperWave p8... I forget.
Sun, 31 May 2009
> Very quiet; bit more soul than I usually do. Lovely guitar sounds.
> Louder. Bluesier. Mellow. And -- amazingly -- had an ending!
> For all its defects, this was a lot of fun; not ns_kit7 for a change - it might have been Big Mono from Analog Drums or SessionLoops' "DF_Vol.1_YouToo_Kit".
Sat, 25 Apr 2009
> 35 minutes of varying fun; ns_kit7 mangled in various ways.
Sun, 12 Apr 2009
> Short piece before the jam fell apart.
> An interesting rhythm, even if I do screw up frequently. Could have benefitted from a touch of reverb, maybe.
Sun, 15 Mar 2009
> A full hour of jamming madness. Mostly me on drums with some occasional assistance. It's a varied set but much to be enjoyed.
> It's a rare privilege to jam with Puffer and polmac, so I had to share this short clip.
Sat, 14 Mar 2009
> A small experimental piece.
> Three minutes off the front of an hour's jam. Lovely and mellow. Shame the lead was too loud after this.
Sun, 01 Mar 2009
> Smokin' jam...
> Said at the time to be reminiscent of Floyd (Pink).
> This set started 11 mins earlier - you just get to hear the good bit. It rather fell apart afterwards.
Sat, 28 Feb 2009
> Really good fun jam with treys (Chow started hissing about 6m in, sadly - though I guess we were nearly done).
> A rocking jam with treys and crew.
Sat, 21 Feb 2009
> Not the best but not too bad, I guess. Nice piano sound but needs more instrumentation.
> Sometimes a jam sounds so much better on listening back than you thought it would at the time!
Sun, 15 Feb 2009
> First of four edits from a fun session. Blues 1. Levels could be better.
> Second edit - another blues jam, starts with 12 bars drum intro :) This is a long jam!
> The third cut is a rockier number. Still some issues with a loud guitarist... (that goes without saying...)
> Finally another blues jam, with "blues" present -- how could we refuse?
Sat, 14 Feb 2009
> A bit of rock and roll. polmac just sounds so good.
Sun, 08 Feb 2009
> Serious funk. Gorgeous bit at 3m40 to 4m00.
> Fairly silly but quite fun at the time.
Sat, 07 Feb 2009
> Fun - Ste getting some great sounds from his Line6 Pod. Me on Kontakt3 for the first time.
Sat, 17 Jan 2009
> Good fun session.
> Bluesy jam.
> Takes a while to hang together but it's a good session. Some audio glitching here. /Sigh/
Sat, 10 Jan 2009
> Really enjoyed this jam. Great fun.
Sun, 04 Jan 2009
> First of two edits from an interesting jam.
> Second edit.
Sun, 21 Dec 2008
> Rescued from an overloud lead, this is NIGHTCHILD on bass. Quite pleasant, really, yes?
Sun, 07 Dec 2008
> Way cool jam :)
> Heavy jam!
Sat, 06 Dec 2008
> Not entirely sure this comes under CC2.5 – though I doubt Dave and the guys would mind.... There's a lot of good jamming with pa that Saturday!
> Not a heavy jam.
> Slow start into some rocking blues.
Sat, 29 Nov 2008
> Shame about the levels - two minutes of fun jamming with some guff at the end.
> Edit by tom from NINBOT; pretty damn good, actually!
Sat, 22 Nov 2008
> Several good jams in one! Could have done with pa being louder at the end.
> Blues, pa playing perfectly, me not so tight.
> Blues, pa still playing perfectly and I'm getting better...
> Blues, get past the stumble at the start and it's great! Picks up towards the end.
Sun, 16 Nov 2008
> Nearly five minutes from a longer sessions. I love the sound on this.
Sun, 02 Nov 2008
> First of a collection of edits from a really good jazzy session...
> (2),
> (3),
> (4).
> And some more from a different session...
> (2).
> The session is still going... but fell apart briefly.
> After road crash (before fastero).
Sat, 01 Nov 2008
> I was beating the kit up before this, with NC playing mellow. Really bad behaviour on my part. Thankfully NC decided he'd rock out with me. Cool! :)
> Nice bit of jamming here, polmac I always have to give special mention to. Great sounds!
> Heavier jam.
Sat, 25 Oct 2008
> A very nice cool groove.
> More rocking.
Sun, 12 Oct 2008
> Nice piece with pece playing a great guitar line. Edited so you hear me take over from the backing track.
> Slowly builds into a very funky jam. About 12mins long with some really nice playing. (And some over-playing. Life is not one long solo.) I'm maybe a touch too loud when giving it some, too.
Sat, 11 Oct 2008
> Stumbles for about 45 seconds, then a good jam through to about a minute before the end. Left un-edited.
Sun, 05 Oct 2008
> Takes a while to get going but it's a nice session. My timing wanders in places. Also takes a while to end - mostly due to hum, I think.
Sat, 04 Oct 2008
> Something...
Sat, 27 Sep 2008
> Jazz with a touch of funk.
Sun, 21 Sep 2008
> Funk! It takes off after about 3 minutes but I don't get my level sorted till nearer the end.
> Boogie! Continuation of previous but with tweety joining on lead guitar.
Sun, 14 Sep 2008
> This is what it's all about...
Sat, 13 Sep 2008
> Sort of bluesy jam thing. Sloppy in an almost appealing kind of way.
Sun, 07 Sep 2008
> Very nice piece. But careful with those crashes.
> A bit heavier.
Sat, 30 Aug 2008
> Crazy eastern thing. Volume and timing dodgy. Nicely agressive, though. Squelch. Nice guitar around 8m on. Crazy singing towards the end but, hey!
Mon, 25 Aug 2008
> This is hot!
Sun, 24 Aug 2008
> Andy looping crazily, me trying to comp with some interest. The mix is... interesting... Wanders off... Needs editing and remixing. Oh well.
Sat, 23 Aug 2008
> Not the greatest - I'm way too loud - but the best of a bad bunch.
> nun takes a jam to places you generally dare not imagine...
Sat, 16 Aug 2008
> You need to wait about 1m30 before this starts to work. Then it's a rocking riff. It could have done with a good bass line.
> Fairly nice rocky jam. Interesting rhythm. I enter around the 2m30 mark.
Sat, 09 Aug 2008
> A hot start to what was a good set. First of three edits. Nothing for a few weeks and then a great jam session. Ah, I was really buzzing after this! Thanks folks.
> Another hot edit from this set.
> A great set ends with a more varied (in style) section (well, there's more but I went for a cuppa...
When I went to make tea, I turned off local xmit. When I came back... I forgot to turn it on again for a while. I was having great fun! Fortunately it wasn't long before I glanced at the right part of the screen to notice!
> And after a while, the groove returned.
Sun, 06 Jul 2008
> Some edits, starting with some heavy drumming to complement a heavy riff.
> Starts of as above but goes off in a variety of directions. A mixed bag. Stick with it for the middle bit.
> And something a bit different to end this set of edits.
> Very subtle playing. Very nice and mellow.
> And more - but more prolonged and involved.
> And still more, with my levels adjusted a bit so I can play more freely at this volume
> Something different again.
> And more different (after missing a 20 min session). Builds up slowly. Then has a silly ending.
Sun, 29 Jun 2008
> Fairly groovy.
Sat, 28 Jun 2008
> This is just the start. Two good hours jamming with AndyMc. Here's a few highlights. AndyMc builds up a few layers of loops then starts playing bass over the top.
> Another bit, chopped at the start as it's "part 2" of a 33 minute jam.
> Second part of another long jam... Rocks out from around 6m50.
> Hard rock.
Sun, 22 Jun 2008
> A long set. Not a patch on Saturday but this randomness is the best of Sunday.
Sat, 21 Jun 2008
> Warming up. Pretty hot, in fact. VIP_F_S_R on lead.
> This is burning. Really good fun.
> Now with Zooloo on bass as well. Nice sound.
> More jamming - cut from a slightly longer session that just stopped.
> You get the whole of this one, even though I don't join until about 8m30 because it sounds so good.
Sun, 08 Jun 2008
> Nice groove.
Sun, 01 Jun 2008
> Some dub, with me joining in about 4m30 in. I get mellower as time moves on.
> Sometimes you have to take the rough with the smooth.
Sat, 31 May 2008
> Slow blues jam. I'd forgotten about this. Really nice. Second half picks up speed and volume.
> A fun (and somewhat familiar sounding) jam.
Mon, 26 May 2008
> Hard rocking, loud guitars and a lot of fun.
> A singer turns up. Session goes okay until just before the end (after I've left...)
Sun, 25 May 2008
> Jazz - quiet, comping.
> Starts off badly but improves a lot.
> Short session but nice light rock.
Sat, 24 May 2008
> A good session resulting in two edits.
> The second edit from the same session as above.
> Saturday was a good day, in fact.
> Although an edit here might have been better than the full session. I leave about half-way.
Sun, 18 May 2008
> Incredibly fun to play, left us all feeling great.
> Skip the first 25 minutes of this one; I tried to do an edit but for some reason it didn't work.
> A heavy start with a lighter middle and a collapse at the end...
Sat, 17 May 2008
> A fairly cool groove cut from a longer set.
Sun, 11 May 2008
> Rather odd. Nice, though. I ching.
Sat, 10 May 2008
> Conga madness hits NINJAM. This is the last 15 minutes of a 1h AutoJam recording. The session continued but didn't really live much longer.
> Drums and lead get heavy.
> A jazzy thing (with distortion).
> A bass line.
> Money for nothing, really. Trying to play 7 in 4 doesn't work. Stays a bit prog..! Worth it just for the flute.
Mon, 05 May 2008
> Fairly funky and 22 minutes long.
Sun, 04 May 2008
> A funky start to a 35 minute set that went down hill.
> Start of set.
> Premature end of set.
Sun, 27 Apr 2008
> Some unstructured jazz thing.
> More unstructured. Is it jazz? More like prog... (Edit from a 1h session.)
> Another wandering jam -- must have been the weather.
Fri, 18 Apr 2008
> Friday night down the Sub Club on Second Life (well, about 5 minutes of it...) -- 9pm on Friday.  Well, if I can play keyboards... I can drum using the keyboard, I guess...
Sun, 13 Apr 2008
> From a weekend with little to commend it, this edit isn't bad.
Fri, 04 Apr 2008
> This is me playing keyboard sounds... 9pm on a Friday, I'm not going to be drumming...
> Later on in the same set.  Trimmed at the point I left.  This one's really quite good.
Sun, 30 Mar 2008
> Short and sweet.
> Slow, blue and jazzy.  Really nice.  Winds down from about 10 mins in.  Wait until around 18m for some rock'n'roll.
> Hot Helio Jazz.
Sat, 29 Mar 2008
> Weird stuff.
Sat, 15 Mar 2008
> 30 minutes in to a set and still going. The sound quality isn't great but it's starting to sound pretty together. (The bass had been noisy since the start.) Finished around 7mins in. There is a new lease of life around 14mins in. (Edits are not working on material of this era.)
> Shredding. Carried over from a previous set, this gets going again after the 4m mark and keeps on till around 16m before slowly giving up. Quite a fun session. It carries on...
Sun, 09 Mar 2008
> Longer funky jam.
> Short funky jam.
Sat, 08 Mar 2008
> Cool jazz number.
> Quite a nice one, takes a little while to take off.
Tue, 04 Mar 2008
> Slow and blue.
Sat, 01 Mar 2008
> Weird gear.
Sun, 24 Feb 2008
> Rather heavy session.
Sun, 03 Feb 2008
> Funky jazz session. One of the few times I'm not playing ns_kit7, I think.
> Jazzy session. Love the vibes.
Sun, 20 Jan 2008
> Not bad - sounds wonderfully together... until it briefly stumbles. Shame about autojam's levelling. (Some kit other than ns_kit7, I think.)
Sun, 23 Dec 2007
> Cool session but for the last couple of minutes.
Sun, 09 Dec 2007
> Reminiscent of a certain 80s song starting with K.
Sat, 01 Dec 2007
> Pretty cool jam session.
Sun, 18 Nov 2007
> Nice, smooth rolling jam.
> A second edit from the same session as above.
Sun, 11 Nov 2007
> If you ignore the drums... this is pretty good!
Sun, 04 Nov 2007
> I don't remember who was singing.
> Fairly bad mix (or "I'm too loud"?) but a nice heavy jam anyway!
Sat, 27 Oct 2007
> I tried an edit but they're currently not working, so you get the whole thing. Okayish in parts.
Sat, 13 Oct 2007
> Sweet guitars. Stomping drums (I like to think I'm more subtle now...)
Sun, 30 Sep 2007
> Heavy, immature but pretty together.
Sat, 15 Sep 2007
> Short but fun.

Valid HTML5! Valid CSS! [Valid RSS]

Main index

Jam list last updated: 07 May 2017
PHP script last updated: 11 September 2016
Moved the Apply button to the right, like the AJAX pages. Linked to the AngularJS page.
Fixed the RSS feed (broken since it moved servers) and finally got around to resolving timezone problems.
Clarified licensing position.
Brought intro text and PHP into line with JSON page version.
Removed track comment from EXTM3U text.
Removed pointless include of ts_picker.js. Converted to HTML5 (ooooh).
Deleted (pointless) Facebook page.
Add Ninjamer support and update stuff around archive.org urls. Remove note about scarcity of new jams.
Add support for my SoundCloud-hosted tracks.
Add note explaining scarcity of new jams.
Handle move of autojam to archive.org servers.
Tidied everything up quite a lot.
Add a Facebook Like Box.
Change RSS sort order to be descending on time as well as date.
Change date calculation again and get sort order working.
Change date calculation to correct AutoJam time offsets; sort order is still wrong.
Minor tweak to suppress empty comments in m3u files.
Added support for "?play" query (with optional "&random" parameter) to go to NINBOT's player.
Added support for direct autojam/ninjam URLs without needing to go via NINBOT's "Share" link.
Added filenames into EXTINF so credit is clearly given; also replaced "-" and "," in EXTINF as vlc doesn't like it.
Added "Filter" panel using DHTML and post backs
Converted to MySQL
Add "Content-disposition" header with appropriate filename
Added "&max=n" to "?rss" to allow different length of feed to be requested
Added "?url=" to pass in a ninbot "Share" link for preview purposes
Added direct MP3 with random mode (?mp3[&random]) magic, so a playlist can include a random MP3
Reference to CC2.5NBYCSA added
Added "random" jam stream magic.
Made script location independent (oops!) and got RSS feed validated (whee!)
Added streaming play button (also CSS changes)
.. February 2009: various changes...
21 January 2009: PHP jam page goes live.